[ ik-sep-shuh-nal-i-tee ]
/ ɪkˌsɛp ʃəˈnæl ɪ ti /
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the state or condition of being exceptional, rare, one of a kind, or unusually excellent: A few academic outsiders have been helpful sources of insight into new media and culture, but they are significant by virtue of their exceptionality, not their typicality.Moviegoers cannot help but appreciate the exceptionality of the artisan's skills, honed by decades of absolute dedication.
Education. the condition of requiring special schooling for reasons of intellectual giftedness or physical or mental disability:A range of articles on the website explore the ‘dual exceptionality’ paradox of gifted students who have specific learning disabilities.
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Origin of exceptionality
Words nearby exceptionality
excepting, exception, exceptionable, exceptional, exceptionalism, exceptionality, exceptionally, exceptive, excerpt, excerpta, excess
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How to use exceptionality in a sentence
The Nets would have an exceptional collection of individual talent, but it would be an awkward fit with three ball-dominant offensive savants.The NBA offseason is a wild ride in normal times. This year? Buckle up.|Jerry Brewer|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The mounting obstacles mean that some developing countries may pass on the Pfizer vaccine, despite early signs of its exceptional efficacy.
There are better shooters, I suppose, but Tommy’s agility and his exceptional body control gives him a big advantage.Tom Heinsohn, mainstay of Boston Celtics dynasty as player, coach, dies at 86|Matt Schudel|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
We may even observe surface dew points near 70 degrees, which would be truly exceptional for mid-November.Heavy rain and isolated flooding forecast for Washington region Wednesday into Thursday|Jeffrey Halverson, Jason Samenow|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
“We have been truly impressed by their strong customer centricity and capital efficiency which has resulted in exceptional feedback from top players in the e-commerce sector!”Indian logistics startup Xpressbees raises $110 million|Manish Singh|November 9, 2020|TechCrunch