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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Uncommon  \Un*com"mon\,  a. 
  Not  common;  unusual;  infrequent;  rare  hence  remarkable; 
  strange;  as  an  uncommon  season;  an  uncommon  degree  of  cold 
  or  heat;  uncommon  courage. 
 
  Syn:  Rare  scarce;  infrequent;  unwonted.  --  {Un*com"mon*ly}, 
  adv  --  {Un*com"mon*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  uncommon 
  adj  1:  not  common  or  ordinarily  encountered;  unusually  great  in 
  amount  or  remarkable  in  character  or  kind  "uncommon 
  birds";  "frost  and  floods  are  uncommon  during  these 
  months";  "doing  an  uncommon  amount  of  business";  "an 
  uncommon  liking  for  money";  "he  owed  his  greatest  debt 
  to  his  mother's  uncommon  character  and  ability"  [ant: 
  {common}] 
  2:  marked  by  an  uncommon  quality;  especially  superlative  or 
  extreme  of  its  kind  "what  is  so  rare  as  a  day  in 
  June"-J.R.Lowell;  "a  rare  skill";  "an  uncommon  sense  of 
  humor";  "she  was  kind  to  an  uncommon  degree"  [syn:  {rare}] 




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