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- Having widely spaced intervals.
- a sparse array, index, or matrix
- 2019 October, Tony Miles and Philip Sherratt, “EMR kicks off new era”, in Modern Railways, page 58:
- The Leicester to Grimsby service will become hourly throughout (with some extensions to Cleethorpes as at present), while a new hourly Peterborough to Doncaster service via Spalding, Sleaford and Lincoln will join up two routes with a sparse service at present.
- Not dense; meager; scanty
- (mathematics) Having few nonzero elements
- (having widely spaced intervals): spread out, thin; see also Thesaurus:diffuse
- (meager): insufficient, paltry; see also Thesaurus:inadequate
having widely spaced intervals
not dense; meager
- Arpses, Aspers, Serpas, Spears, Speras, aspers, parses, passer, prases, presas, repass, sarpes, spares, spaser, spears