English adjective: exceptional
|1.||exceptional far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree|
|Samples||A night of exceeding darkness.|
An exceptional memory.
Olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy.
The young Mozart's prodigious talents.
|Synonyms||exceeding, olympian, prodigious, surpassing|
|2.||exceptional surpassing what is common or usual or expected|
|Samples||He paid especial attention to her.|
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?.
|Synonyms||especial, particular, special|
|3.||exceptional deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence|
|Samples||Special educational provisions for exceptional children.|
|Domain category||psychological science, psychology|