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few
Few.
As it relates to cloud amounts, it means 1 or 2 octas of clouds (i.e., 1/8 or 2/8 of sky is covered with clouds).
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Although few, their warmth more than compensated for their fewness.
POLYPOLY a market condition characterized by the fewness of sellers where this has a direct effect on prices.
Furthermore, that this rebalancing occurs to a degree that is disproportionate to the remoteness of the places where contemplative life continues and to the fewness of those who carry on the ascetic practice is remarkable and a source of hope.
The bias may also be in favor of male students on account of fewness in number (13,9%).
For, although this custom at first blush seems to have been introduced in consideration of mean time during which the one who received the money in Milan and was going to restore it at the Lyons market made use of the money received; nonetheless, it occurs to more penetrating investigators that this custom could have been introduced because of the discovery or nondiscovery of money changers holding on to contracts of potential sale or because of the plurality or fewness of them.
Unlike the Gini index, the Herfindahl index is sensitive not only to inequality of distribution, but also to fewness.
1) As we discuss below, fewness arises because scale economies and sunk