What does exceptional mean?

Definitions for exceptional
ɪkˈsɛp ʃə nlex·cep·tion·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassingadjective

    far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree

    "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"

  2. especial(a), exceptional, particular(a), specialadjective

    surpassing what is common or usual or expected

    "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?"

  3. exceptional(a)adjective

    deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence

    "special educational provisions for exceptional children"

Wiktionary

  1. exceptionaladjective

    Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare.

    What an exceptional flower!

  2. exceptionaladjective

    Better than the average; superior due to rarity.

    The quality of the beer was exceptional.

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  1. exceptional

    Exceptional is an adjective used to describe something that is unusual or not typical, often in a way that is very impressive, outstanding or superior in comparison to others. It can also refer to someone or something that deviates from a norm or standard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exceptionaladjective

    forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare; hence, better than the average; superior

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. exceptionnel.]

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exceptional' in Adjectives Frequency: #682

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exceptional in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exceptional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of exceptional in a Sentence

  1. Bob Chapek:

    We thought it was important to find alternative ways to bring this exceptional family friendly film to them in a timely manner.

  2. Barack Obama:

    One of the strengths that makes America exceptional is our willingness to openly confront our past, face our imperfections, make changes and do better, rather than another reason to refight old arguments, I hope that today's report can help us leave these techniques where they belong—in the past.

  3. Bill Morneau:

    When we are faced with an exceptional situation that puts jobs at risk, that puts our international reputation on the line, our government is prepared to take action.

  4. Henry Kuykendall:

    We’re committed to providing our customers an exceptional flying experience when traveling through New York airports while also considering our responsibility to the communities where we live and serve, delta flights on quieter, more efficient and larger aircraft are good for the community and will also support NextGen initiatives around more fuel-efficient GPS routes in New York airspace, the most congested in the world.

  5. Le Drian:

    This extraordinary decision reflects the exceptional seriousness of the announcements made on September 15 by Australia and the United States, the abandonment of the ocean-class submarine project that Australia and France had been working on since 2016 and the announcement of a new partnership with United States aimed at studying the possibility of future cooperation on nuclear-powered submarines constitute unacceptable behavior among allies and partners ; their consequences affect the very concept we have of our alliances, our partnerships, and the importance of the Indo-Pacific for Europe.

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