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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extraordinary  \Ex*traor"di*na*ry\,  a.  [L.  extraordinarius;  extra 
  on  the  outside  +  ordinarius:  cf  F.  extraordinaire  See 
  {Ordinary}.] 
  1.  Beyond  or  out  of  the  common  order  or  method;  not  usual, 
  customary,  regular,  or  ordinary;  as  extraordinary  evils; 
  extraordinary  remedies. 
 
  Which  dispose  To  something  extraordinary  my 
  thoughts.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Exceeding  the  common  degree,  measure.  or  condition;  hence 
  remarkable;  uncommon;  rare  wonderful;  as  extraordinary 
  talents  or  grandeur. 
 
  3.  Employed  or  sent  upon  an  unusual  or  special  service;  as 
  an  ambassador  extraordinary. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extraordinary  \Ex*traor"di*na*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Extraordinaries}. 
  That  which  is  extraordinary;  --  used  especially  in  the 
  plural;  as  extraordinaries  excepted,  there  is  nothing  to 
  prevent  success. 
 
  Their  extraordinary  did  consist  especially  in  the 
  matter  of  prayers  and  devotions.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extraordinary 
  adj  1:  beyond  what  is  ordinary  or  usual;  highly  unusual  or 
  exceptional  or  remarkable;  "extraordinary  authority"; 
  "an  extraordinary  achievement";  "her  extraordinary 
  beauty";  "enjoyed  extraordinary  popularity";  "an 
  extraordinary  capacity  for  work";  "an  extraordinary 
  session  of  the  legislature"  [ant:  {ordinary}] 
  2:  far  more  than  usual  or  expected;  "an  extraordinary  desire 
  for  approval" 
  3:  (of  an  official)  serving  an  unusual  or  special  function  in 
  addition  to  those  of  the  regular  officials;  "an  ambassador 
  extraordinary"  [syn:  {extraordinary(p)}] 




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