peculiarity

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noun pe·cu·liar·i·ty \pi-ˌkyül-ˈya-rə-tē, -ˌkyü-lē-ˈa-\

Definition of peculiarity

plural

peculiarities

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being peculiar

  2. 2 :  a distinguishing characteristic

  3. 3 :  oddity, quirk

Examples of peculiarity in a sentence

  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.

1646

First Known Use of peculiarity

1646


PECULIARITY Defined for English Language Learners

peculiarity

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noun pe·cu·liar·i·ty \pi-ˌkyül-ˈya-rə-tē, -ˌkyü-lē-ˈa-\

Definition of peculiarity for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of being unusual or peculiar

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


PECULIARITY Defined for Kids

peculiarity

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noun pe·cu·li·ar·i·ty \pi-ˌkyü-lē-ˈer-ə-tē\

Definition of peculiarity for Students

plural

peculiarities

  1. 1 :  something odd or individual <All of us have some peculiarities.>

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being odd or individual



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