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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not common; unusual; infrequent; rare; hence, remarkable; strange

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective rare; not readily found; unusual
  • adjective remarkable; exceptional

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

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

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