from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being an exception; uncommon.
- adj. Well above average; extraordinary: an exceptional memory. See Usage Note at exceptionable.
- adj. Deviating widely from a norm, as of physical or mental ability: special educational provisions for exceptional children.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare.
- adj. Better than the average; superior due to rarity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare; hence, better than the average; superior.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to or forming an exception; contrary to the rule; out of the regular or ordinary course.
- Synonyms Irregular, unusual, uncommou, unnatural, peculiar, anomalous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence
- adj. far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
- adj. surpassing what is common or usual or expected
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