exceptional exceptional  /ɪk ˈsɛp ʃə nəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
  2. (adj) surpassing what is common or usual or expected
  3. (adj) deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence

Usage(s):

  • And Yankee's rapid-fire rapping, boyish good looks and exceptional work ethic have helped turn what is basically club music into an international phenomenon.

News

  1. Lockdown and Exceptional Search at Grande Cache Institution

    GRANDE CACHE, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 21, 2013) - At approximately 16:15 hours on June 20, 2013, Grande Cache Institution was placed on lockdown in order to facilitate an exceptional search of the institution. The search is a result of the discovery of unauthorized items in the institution.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  2. ESM: In Exceptional Cases, Can Suspend Contribution

    ESM: In Exceptional Cases, Can Suspend Contribution
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. ESM: In Exceptional Cases, Can Suspend Member States Contribution to Direct Bank Recap

    ESM: In Exceptional Cases, Can Suspend Member States Contribution to Direct Bank Recap
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

Quotes

  1. "The amount of the BP stock in those plans is not exceptional," Alfred said. "There are many more plans that have more company stock."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Michael Alfred Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Given the exceptional pressures on the global economy and financial system, the damage caused by a default by Bear Stearns could have been severe and extremely difficult to contain," Bernanke told the Senate Banking Committee.
    on Apr 3, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "A 12-week suspension is an exceptional step, but I believe it is a proportionate response to Jonathan's role in this unhappy affair," Thompson said in a statement.
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: Mark Thompson Source: Reuters UK

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