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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scar·ci·ty /ˈskɛrsəti, ˈskær, sti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scarce·ness Scar·ci·ty n. The quality or condition of being scarce; smallness of quantity in proportion to the wants or demands; deficiency; lack of plenty; short supply; penury; as, a scarcity of grain; a great scarcity of beauties.
    A scarcity of snow would raise a mutiny at Naples.   --Addison.
    Praise . . . owes its value to its scarcity.   --Rambler.
    The value of an advantage is enhanced by its scarceness.   --Collier.
 Syn: -- Deficiency; lack; want; penury; dearth; rareness; rarity; infrequency.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a small and inadequate amount [syn: scarceness] [ant: abundance]