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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.

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. Jill Boulton:

    A typical flood claim is about 30,000 pounds, but it would not be exceptional to have a 130,000 pound claim.

  2. 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.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Innovation, in actuality, is often the result of generations of product development that involves many iterations and numerous failures. Real Innovators are those who ultimately reorganize and re-format a culmination of this iterative know-how into a fabulous framework leading to a successful new product, novel process and a stronger company. Iterative innovation has always been as important as seminal innovation, imho, involving significant risks that often come with exceptional rewards.

  4. David Bennett:

    In over 40 years, I cannot recall ever having seen another Burmese ruby of this exceptional size possessing such outstanding colour.

  5. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere:

    It was the right decision to help many refugees in an exceptional humanitarian situation and to prevent the dire situation from escalating further but we need to quickly return to orderly procedures now.

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