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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exceptional  \Ex*cep"tion*al\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  exceptionnel.] 
  Forming  an  exception;  not  ordinary;  uncommon;  rare  hence 
  better  than  the  average;  superior.  --Lyell. 
 
  This  particular  spot  had  exceptional  advantages. 
  --Jowett  (Th. 
  ) 
  --  {Ex*cep"tion*al*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exceptional 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {exceeding}, 
  {olympian},  {prodigious},  {surpassing}] 
  2:  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?"  [syn:  {especial(a)},  {particular(a)}, 
  {special}] 
  3:  (psychology)  deviating  widely  from  a  norm  of  physical  or 
  mental  ability;  used  especially  of  children  below  normal 
  in  intelligence;  "special  educational  provisions  for 
  exceptional  children"  [syn:  {exceptional(a)}] 




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