rar·i·ty noun \ˈrer-ə-tē\
: a person or thing that is not common or usual : a person or thing that is not seen or does not happen often
: something that is valuable because there are few of its kind
: the quality of being rare
: the quality, state, or fact of being rare
Examples of RARITY
- In most sports, athletes over the age of 50 are rarities.
- Snow is a rarity in this part of the world.
- He is selling most of his collection, keeping only the real rarities.
- The rarity of the disease makes it difficult to diagnose.
First Known Use of RARITY
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