rarity

noun rar·i·ty \ ˈrer-ə-tē \

Definition of rarity

plural rarities
1 :the quality, state, or fact of being rare
2 :one that is rare

Examples of rarity in a Sentence

  1. In most sports, athletes over the age of 50 are rarities.

  2. Snow is a rarity in this part of the world.

  3. He is selling most of his collection, keeping only the real rarities.

  4. The rarity of the disease makes it difficult to diagnose.

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First Known Use of rarity

1542


RARITY Defined for English Language Learners

rarity

noun

Definition of rarity for English Language Learners

  • : 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


RARITY Defined for Kids

rarity

noun rar·i·ty \ ˈrer-ə-tē \

Definition of rarity for Students

plural rarities
1 :the quality, state, or fact of being rare
2 :something that is uncommon


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