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An example use of sparse in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… uh was was pretty sparse uh but it was …”

meanings of sparse


  1. Having few nonzero elements.
  2. Having widely spaced intervals.
  3. Not dense; meager; scanty.


  1. To scatter; to disperse.

sparse frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sparse occurs in english on average 3.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sparse can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that sparse can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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