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adjective exceptional pronunciation in American English /ɪkˈsepʃən(ə)l/
  1. 1
    extremely good or impressive in a way that is unusual

    The children had shown exceptional courage.

    quite exceptional (=very exceptional):

    Her scores were exceptional.

  2. 2
    unusual and not likely to happen or exist very often

    We have to accept that this is an exceptional situation.

    in exceptional circumstances/cases:

    Financial assistance may be made available in exceptional circumstances.

  3. 3
    much more or greater than usual

    These ancient works of art must be handled with exceptional care.



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