What is the meaning of exceptional?


  • Far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree.
    • usage: "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"
  • Surpassing what is common or usual or expected.
    • usage: "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"
  • Deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence.
    • usage: "special educational provisions for exceptional children"
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