Meaning of EXCEPTIONAL in English

-shən ə l, -shnəl adjective

1. : forming an exception ; usually : being out of the ordinary : uncommon , rare

they made an exceptional group

there have been an exceptional number of rainy days this year

2. : better than the average : superior

his exceptional skill

this is an exceptional opportunity

3. of a child : requiring special educational or psychological aid in social adjustment whether because of superior ability or because of physical or mental defect

• ex·cep·tion·al·i·ty  ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷shəˈnaləd.ē noun -es

• ex·cep·tion·al·ly  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷shən ə l]ē, -shnəl]ē, ]i adverb

• ex·cep·tion·al·ness - ə lnə̇s, -əl-\ noun -es

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