See also: excepțional

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exception +‎ -al

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  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈsɛpʃənəl/
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  • Hyphenation: ex‧cep‧tion‧al

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exceptional (comparative more exceptional, superlative most exceptional)

  1. Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare.
    What an exceptional flower!
  2. Better than the average; superior due to exception or rarity.
    The quality of the beer was exceptional.
  3. (geometry) Corresponding to something of lower dimension under a birational correspondence.
    an exceptional curve; an exceptional divisor

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exceptional (plural exceptionals)

  1. An exception, or something having an exceptional value
    • 1909, Pediatrics, volume 21, page 276:
      Above and beyond all these exceptionals, by reason of divergencies from the norms of mental and of physical status, there are quite a number of moral defectives.