peculiarity


pe·cu·liar·i·ty

noun \pi-ˌkyül-ˈya-rə-tē, -ˌkyü-lē-ˈa-\

: the quality or state of being unusual or peculiar

: something that is unusual or peculiar in a person or thing

plural pe·cu·liar·i·ties

Full Definition of PECULIARITY

1
:  the quality or state of being peculiar
2
:  a distinguishing characteristic
3
:  oddity, quirk

Examples of PECULIARITY

  1. the peculiarity of his appearance
  2. It is a peculiarity of the house that there is no front door.
  3. her peculiarities as a writer
  4. Scientists tried to explain some peculiarities in the results of the experiment.

First Known Use of PECULIARITY

1646

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