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From intra- +‎ ordinary, by analogy with extraordinary.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪntrəˈɔːdɪn(ə)ri/, /ɪnˈtrɔːdɪn(ə)ri/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪntrəˈɔrdɪˌnɛri/


intraordinary (comparative more intraordinary, superlative most intraordinary)

  1. (rare, nonstandard) Normal; Falling withing normal parameters.
    • 1994, James Tatum, The Search for the ancient novel[1], page 419:
      [...] will vary in strength and appeal, but I hope that they are usefully suggestive and present at the minimum a hypothesis worth entertaining. Perhaps we can make some sense of this extraordinary work by making it a little more “intraordinary”.
    • 2014, Benjamin Todd Lee, ‎Ellen Finkelpearl, ‎Luca Graverini, Apuleius and Africa[2], →ISBN, page 7:
      Ken Dowden's article “The Roman Audience of the Golden Ass” (1994), now the classic statement of this position, straightforwardly seeks to make the eccentric Metamorphoses more “intraordinary” by emphasizing the Roman spatial markers, the survival of the manuscript at Rome, Apuleius' probable residence at Rome, and other factors that give the novel a Roman rather than Carthaginian orientation.
  2. (anatomy) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • 1954, Bulletin of the history of medicine - Volume 28, page 224:
      It goes a great way perhaps towards explaining the secretion of urine, the formation of halitus from the lungs, the insensible and sensible perspiration from the other parts of animals, and the curious and intraordinary production of watery fluids...
    • 2002, Deborah M. Gross & ‎Russell Woodman, Canine Physical Therapy: Orthopedic Physical Therapy, page 107:
      The lateral ligament assists valgus support and the medial ligament assists with the varus. There is also an intraordinary ligament between the talus and calcaneous.