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peculiarity

[ pi-kyoo-lee-ar-i-tee, -kyool-yar- ]
/ p瑟藢ky蕣 li藞忙r 瑟 ti, -kyul藞y忙r- /
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noun, plural pe路cu路li路ar路i路ties.
a trait, manner, characteristic, or habit that is odd or unusual.
oddity; singularity; eccentricity.
a distinguishing quality or characteristic.
the quality or condition of being peculiar.
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Origin of peculiarity

First recorded in 1600鈥10; from Late Latin pec奴li膩rit膩s 鈥減rivate property, special care,鈥 a derivative of pec奴li膩ris peculiar + -itas -ity

synonym study for peculiarity

1. See eccentricity. 3. See feature.
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British Dictionary definitions for peculiarity

peculiarity
/ (p瑟藢kju藧l瑟藞忙r瑟t瑟) /

noun plural -ties
a strange or unusual habit or characteristic
a distinguishing trait, etc that is characteristic of a particular person; idiosyncrasy
the state or quality of being peculiar
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