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What does "Sparse" mean?

Definition

(superl.) Placed irregularly and distantly; scattered; -- applied to branches, leaves, peduncles, and the like (superl.) Thinly scattered; set or planted here and there; not being dense or close together; as, a sparse population (v. t.) To scatter; to disperse


Synonyms thin, distributed


Example: "Trees were sparse"


Word Family sparsely, sparseness, sparsities, sparsity