Definitions for sparse
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
thinly scattered or distributed; not thick or dense.
* Syn: See scanty.
Origin of sparse:
1715–25; < L sparsus, ptp. of spargere to scatter, sparge
"a thin beard"; "trees were sparse"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sparse patches of grass; a sparsely vegetated landscape; sparsely populated islands
Having widely spaced intervals.
Not dense; meager.
Origin: From sparsus.
thinly scattered; set or planted here and there; not being dense or close together; as, a sparse population
placed irregularly and distantly; scattered; -- applied to branches, leaves, peduncles, and the like
to scatter; to disperse
Sparse is a computer software tool designed to find possible coding faults in the Linux kernel. Unlike other such tools, this static analysis tool was initially designed to only flag constructs that were likely to be of interest to kernel developers, such as the mixing of pointers to user and kernel address spaces. Sparse checks for known problems and allows the developer to include annotations in the code that convey information about data types, such as the address space that pointers point to and the locks that a function acquires or releases. Linus Torvalds started writing Sparse in 2003. Josh Triplett was its maintainer from 2006, a role taken over by Christopher Li in 2009. Sparse is released under the Open Software License, version 1.1.
Translations for sparse
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- مُتَفَرِّق، مُتَناثِرArabic
- raloPortuguese (BR)
- sparsom; spredtDanish
- छितरा, बिखराHindi
- rijedak, oskudanCroatian
- dreifður, strjállIcelandic
- 드문드문 한Korean
- retas, skurdusLithuanian
- rets; trūcīgsLatvian
- glissen, spredtNorwegian
- rzadki, skąpy, ubogiPolish
- دلته او هلته، تیتPashto
- редкий; скудныйRussian
- riedky, zriedkavýSlovak
- redko posejanSlovenian
- หร็อมแหร็ม; บางตา; มีน้อยThai
- 稀少的Chinese (Trad.)
- рідкий, розкиданийUkrainian
- thưa thớt, rải rácVietnamese
- 稀少的Chinese (Simp.)
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