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scarcity

noun [S or U]
 
 
/ˈskeəsəti/
a situation in which something is not easy to find or get: a scarcity of sth There is a scarcity of skilled workers in the building sector.
(Definition of scarcity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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