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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not common; rare.
  • adj. Wonderful; remarkable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. rare; not readily found; unusual
  • adj. remarkable; exceptional

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not common; unusual; infrequent; rare; hence, remarkable; strange

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not common; not usual; infrequent; rare; hence, remarkable; extraordinary; strange.
  • Synonyms Scarce, unusual, unwonted, unique, singular, queer. See common.
  • Exceedingly; very: as, uncommon cheap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind
  • adj. not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind

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