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tight

Economics
a. (of a commodity) difficult to obtain; in excess demand
b. (of funds, money, etc.) difficult and expensive to borrow because of high demand or restrictive monetary policy
c. (of markets) characterized by excess demand or scarcity with prices tending to rise

tight

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(engineering)
Unbroken, crack-free, and solid rock in which a naked hole will stand without caving.
A borehole made impermeable to water by cementation or casing.
(mechanical engineering)
Inadequate clearance or the barest minimum of clearance between working parts.
The absence of leaks in a pressure system.
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While some new supply sources are expected to ease the market somewhat by 2015, driven largely by new exporters from the US and Australia, analysts say that a rise in LNG demand of around 7 per cent a year until 2020 will still result in a tight market for most of the decade.
In a tight market, there are generally several parties competing for the same space.
And in a tight market like New York, a lot of people get hurt.
These high costs, coupled with a generally tight market creating land pressures, have helped these mini apartment buildings take the luxury niche to a whole new level.
Vacancy rates are below 5%, making for a very tight market.