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1. Fewness; smallness of number; scarcity. Revelation denies it by the stern reserve, the paucity, and the incompleteness, of its communications. (I. Taylor)

2. Smallnes of quantity; exiguity; insufficiency; as, paucity of blood.

Origin: L. Paucitas, fr. Paucus few, little: cf. F. Paucite See Few.