parsimonious meaning


    Definition of parsimonious in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore parsimoniousSUPmost parsimoniousPREpar-SUF-ious
    1. Exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy.
      1. Our fathers would have an economical government, even if grand people called it a parsimonious one, and taxes should be no greater than were absolutely necessary to pay for such a government.
    2. Using a minimal number of assumptions, steps, or conjectures.
      1. Statistical methods offer the ability to enforce parsimonious selection of the most influential potential predictors of each gene's state.
    3. (sports) Not conceding many goals.
      1. They played like a team that was in a hurry to get back to the Premier League. Norwich City had dismantled the most parsimonious defence in the Championship inside the opening quarter of an hour and at the final whistle it was the yellow end, rather than Middlesbrough’s banks of red, where the euphoria could be found.
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    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • In some most parsimonious trees the Liaoning dromaeosaurids form a clade, but in others various species are more closely related to the dromaeosaurine and velociraptorine clade.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ious
            • Suffixes that form adjectives from nouns
              • Words suffixed with -ious
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        1. en parsimoniously
        2. en parsimoniousness
        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of parsimonious for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "parsimonious" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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        Definiteness: Level 2
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