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scarcitynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈskeər·sɪ·t̬i/
a ​lack of something: [C] A scarcity of ​flour makes ​bread, ​cake, and other ​bakedgoods more ​expensive.
(Definition of scarcity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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scarcitynoun [S or U]

uk   us   /ˈskeəsəti/
a ​situation in which something is not ​easy to ​find or get: a scarcity of sth There is a scarcity of ​skilledworkers in the ​buildingsector.
(Definition of scarcity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scarcity”
in Arabic نَقص…
in Korean 결핍…
in Portuguese escassez, carência, insuficiência…
in Catalan escassetat…
in Japanese 不足, 欠乏…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缺乏, 不足, 短缺…
in Turkish nadirlik, kıtlık, darlık…
in Russian нехватка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 缺乏, 不足, 短缺…
in Italian scarsità…
in Polish niedostatek…
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