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exceptional meaning and definition

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Definition of exceptional (adjective)

  1. far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
    • "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"
    • synonyms: exceeding, olympian, prodigious, surpassing
  2. surpassing what is common or usual or expected
    • "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?"
    • synonyms: especial, particular, special
  3. deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence
    • "special educational provisions for exceptional children"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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