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a grammatical number occurring in some languages for words in contexts where a few of their referents are described or referred to
relating to or inflected for this number


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    paucibacillary pau·ci·bac·il·lar·y (pô’sə-bās’ə-lěr’ē, -bə-sĭl’ə-rē) adj. Having or made up of few bacilli.

  • Paucis-verbis

    [pou-kis wer-bis; English paw-sis vur-bis] /ˈpaʊ kɪs ˈwɛr bɪs; English ˈpɔ sɪs ˈvɜr bɪs/ adverb, Latin. 1. in or by few words; with brevity.

  • Paucisynaptic

    paucisynaptic pau·ci·sy·nap·tic (pô’sē-sĭ-nāp’tĭk) adj. Oligosynaptic.

  • Paucity

    [paw-si-tee] /ˈpɔ sɪ ti/ noun 1. smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness: a country with a paucity of resources. 2. smallness or insufficiency of number; fewness. /ˈpɔːsɪtɪ/ noun 1. smallness of quantity; insufficiency; dearth 2. smallness of number; fewness noun an insufficiency; dearth Word Origin Latin paucus ‘little’ n. late 14c., from Old French paucité (14c.) […]

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