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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sparse, thinadjective

    not dense

    "a thin beard"; "trees were sparse"

Wiktionary

  1. sparseadjective

    Having widely spaced intervals.

  2. sparseadjective

    Not dense; meager.

  3. Etymology: From sparsus.

Wikipedia

  1. Sparse

    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 and by Luc Van Oostenryck in November 2018. Sparse is released under the MIT License.

ChatGPT

  1. sparse

    Sparse refers to something that is thinly dispersed or scattered. It can be used in various contexts to describe situations or things that are not dense or crowded, lacking in size or quantity. In computer science, for instance, a sparse matrix is one majority of whose elements are zero. Similarly, in data science, sparse data refers to datasets that have a high percentage of missing or null values.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sparse

    thinly scattered; set or planted here and there; not being dense or close together; as, a sparse population

  2. Sparse

    placed irregularly and distantly; scattered; -- applied to branches, leaves, peduncles, and the like

  3. Sparseverb

    to scatter; to disperse

  4. Etymology: [L. sparsus, p. p. of spargere to strew, scatter. Cf. Asperse, Disperse.]

Wikidata

  1. Sparse

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sparse

    spärs, adj. thinly scattered: scanty.—adv. Sparse′ly.—n. Sparse′ness.—adj. Spar′sile.—n. Spar′sity. [L. sparsum, pa.p. of spargĕre, to scatter; Gr. speirein, to sow.]

Entomology

  1. Sparse

    scattered: single hairs, scales or sculptures set well apart.

Anagrams for sparse »

  1. parses

  2. passer

  3. repass

  4. spares

  5. spaser

  6. spears

  7. Spears

  8. aspers

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sparse in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sparse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sparse in a Sentence

  1. Ramtha:

    If I could take all your words away and give you but a sparse few, they would be: 'I now know, I am absolute, I am complete, I am God, I am.' If there were no other words but these, you would no longer be limited to this plane.

  2. Sanjay Gupta:

    It was sparse, desolate, and for most requirements we would have to go to New Delhi, it was a distance away from everything that we needed.

  3. The Drought Monitor:

    Short-term moderate and severe drought continued to expand, especially in the New York City area, New Jersey, and New England, where rainfall was sparse and temperatures were a few degrees above normal.

  4. Tiger Woods:

    Boy, it was nice to turn the round completely around there, they were into it early. Towards the back nine it started getting a little sparse. I think they might have tipped back a couple and got a little sleepy.

  5. Kendra Viner:

    It just gets more and more sparse.

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