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  • n. The property of being rare; rarity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being rare.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Thinness; tenuity; rarity: as, the rareness of air or vapor.
  • n. The state of being scarce, or of happening seldom; uncommonness; infrequeney.
  • n. Uncommon character or quality; especially, unusual excellence, fineness, or the like.
  • n. The state of being rare or underdone in cooking.

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

  • n. noteworthy scarcity


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rare +‎ -ness


  • In other words, the Board agreed with Judge Seeherman's view that "rareness" is the most important factor in the surname analysis.

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  • However, we believe it is important to accord the proper weight to the "rareness" of the surname factor while keeping in mind the purpose of Section 2 (e) (4) of the Act. As explained by Judge Seeherman in her concurrence in

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  • Applying the standard four-factor analysis for surname refusals, the Board considered: (1) the degree of the surname's "rareness"; (2) whether anyone connected with applicant has the mark as a surname; (3) whether the mark has any recognized meaning other than as a surname; and (4) whether the mark has the "look and sound" of a surname.

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  • A spirit, for all its rareness, not of “heaven” but of Earth.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Meyer admits that this is nothing other than “a negative claim against Neo-Darwinism,” and fails as we would predict to evaluate whether the rareness of functional protein structures is in fact a problem for evolutionary explanation.

    Two analyses of Meyer's "Signature in the Cell" - The Panda's Thumb

  • Because of the rareness of your parentage, the first mixed-breed Aequitas-Omnivatic child in three thousand years, the Archon has kept an interested eye on you from birth.

    Black Magic

  • Because of the cool looking alternate cover art and rareness of the film I picked it up immediately.

    SLEEP DEALER - A Movie Review

  • Upsets are great, but their specialness derives from their rareness.

    Greg Hanlon: What Boring Super Bowl? The NFL at Its Best

  • This thing interconnects so many realms of knowledge and tradition and experience that its mere rareness and specialness may even itself count as some kind of approximation of the divine - whatever that is if it's not ... well just that.

    Valerie Tarico: Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science: Part 4 of 6

  • I won't go on to paraphrase DB's developing argument about random collisions and rareness, as if you've read this far you'll know if you are with her and want to read the article.



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