Meaning of SPARSE in English

SPARSE

[sparse] adj spars.er ; spars.est [L sparsus spread out, fr. pp. of spargere to scatter--more at spark] (1753): of few and scattered elements; esp: not thickly grown or settled syn see meager -- sparse.ly adv -- sparse.ness n -- spar.si.ty n

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