Meaning of EXCEPTIONAL in English

EXCEPTIONAL

adj.

Pronunciation: ik- ' sep-shn ə l, -sh ə -n ə l

Function: adjective

Date: 1787

1 : forming an exception : RARE <an exceptional number of rainy days>

2 : better than average : SUPERIOR < exceptional skill>

3 : deviating from the norm: as a : having above or below average intelligence b : physically disabled

– ex · cep · tion · al · i · ty \ - ˌ sep-sh ə - ' na-l ə -t ē \ noun

– ex · cep · tion · al · ness noun

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