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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Supply sparingly and with restricted quantities; Limit in quality or quantity; Work hastily or carelessly.

Usage examples (36)
  • Apple refuses to use Ogg Theora in Safari because of what it calls scant hardware support and an "uncertain patent landscape."
  • But scant is robust evidence at early developmental stages for a lower dN/dS ratio.
  • Our country was not a nation of what may be called scant rainfall.
  • (To avoid the repetition of few the affected word scant has been admitted) for more
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