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English definition of “sparse”

sparse

adjective [-er/-est only]    /spɑrs/
small in number or amount and not dense or close together: plants with sparse foliage sparse attendance a sparse vocabulary sparsely    /ˈspɑrs·li/ adverb This area is very sparsely settled because there isn’t much water.
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