Sparseness Sparse"ness, n. The quality or state of being sparse; as, sparseness of population. [1913 Webster]

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  • sparseness — index delinquency (shortage), insignificance, insufficiency, paucity, poverty Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sparseness — noun a) The state or quality of being sparse. The sparseness of the hair on his head made him long for his full haired youth. b) The result or product of being sparse …   Wiktionary

  • sparseness — sparse ► ADJECTIVE ▪ thinly dispersed. DERIVATIVES sparsely adverb sparseness noun sparsity noun. ORIGIN Latin sparsus, from spargere scatter …   English terms dictionary

  • sparseness — noun see sparse …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sparseness — See sparsely. * * * …   Universalium

  • sparseness — sparse·ness || spÉ‘rsnɪs / spɑːs n. state of being thinly scattered; scantiness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sparseness — sparse·ness …   English syllables

  • sparseness — noun the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness • Syn: ↑spareness, ↑sparsity, ↑thinness • Derivationally related forms: ↑thin (for: ↑thinness), ↑sparse …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Functional decomposition — refers broadly to the process of resolving a functional relationship into its constituent parts in such a way that the original function can be reconstructed (i.e., recomposed) from those parts by function composition. In general, this process of …   Wikipedia

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