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rarity

[ rair-i-tee ]
/ ˈrɛər ɪ ti /
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noun, plural rar·i·ties.

something rare, unusual, or uncommon: Snowstorms are a rarity in the South.
something esteemed or interesting in being rare, uncommon, or curious: That folio is a rarity that will bring a good price.
the state or quality of being rare.
rare occurrence; infrequency: Volcanic eruptions on the island occur with great rarity.
unusual excellence.
thinness, as of air or a gas.

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Origin of rarity

1550–60; <Latin rāritās thinness, equivalent to rār(us) rare1 + -itās-ity
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British Dictionary definitions for rarity

rarity
/ (ˈrɛərɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a rare person or thing, esp something interesting or valued because it is uncommon
the state or quality of being rare
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