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    exceptional - Dictionary definition and meaning for word exceptional

    Definition
    (adj) far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
    Example Sentence
    • a night of exceeding darkness
    • an exceptional memory
    • olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy
    • the young Mozart's prodigious talents
    Definition
    (adj) surpassing what is common or usual or expected
    Synonyms : especial , particular , special
    Example Sentence
    • he paid especial attention to her
    • exceptional kindness
    • a matter of particular and unusual importance
    • a special occasion
    • a special reason to confide in her
    • what's so special about the year 2000?
    Definition
    (adj) deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence
    Example Sentence
    • special educational provisions for exceptional children
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