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exceptional

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adjective ex·cep·tion·al \ik-ˈsep-shnəl, -shə-nəl\

Simple Definition of exceptional

  • : not usual : unusual or uncommon

  • : unusually good : much better than average

  • : mentally or physically disabled

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of exceptional

  1. 1 :  forming an exception :  rare <an exceptional number of rainy days>

  2. 2 :  better than average :  superior <exceptional skill>

  3. 3 :  deviating from the norm: as a :  having above or below average intelligence b :  physically disabled

exceptionality play \-ˌsep-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun
exceptionalness noun

Examples of exceptional in a sentence

  1. We're bending the rules for this exceptional situation.

  2. an exceptional student in math

  3. The seafood dishes at this restaurant are exceptional.

  4. a separate school for exceptional children



1787

First Known Use of exceptional

1787


EXCEPTIONAL Defined for Kids

exceptional

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adjective ex·cep·tion·al \ik-ˈsep-shə-nəl\

Definition of exceptional for Students

  1. 1 :  being unusual <an exceptional amount of rain>

  2. 2 :  better than average :  superior

exceptionally adverb




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