Associations to the word «Exceptional»


EXCEPTIONAL, adjective. Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare.
EXCEPTIONAL, adjective. Better than the average; superior due to rarity.
EXCEPTIONAL, adjective. (geometry) Corresponding to something of lower dimension under a birational correspondence.
EXCEPTIONAL, noun. An exception, or something having an exceptional value
EXCEPTIONAL CASE-MARKING, noun. (linguistics) A phenomenon where the the subject of an embedded infinitival verb seems to appear in the superordinate clause, and if a pronoun is unexpectedly marked with object case morphology.
EXCEPTIONAL CASE-MARKINGS, noun. Plural of exceptional case-marking
EXCEPTIONAL SPACE, noun. (mathematics) (physics) A space in which a generalization of quantum mechanics is described in terms of a system with a finite number of degrees of freedom
EXCEPTIONAL SPACES, noun. Plural of exceptional space

Dictionary definition

EXCEPTIONAL, adjective. Far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents".
EXCEPTIONAL, adjective. Surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?".
EXCEPTIONAL, adjective. Deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence; "special educational provisions for exceptional children".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King