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Adjective: exceptional  ik'sep-shu-nul
  1. Far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
    "an exceptional memory";
    - exceeding, olympian, prodigious, surpassing
  2. Surpassing what is common, usual or expected
    "exceptional kindness";
    - especial, particular, special
  3. (psychology) deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence
    "special educational provisions for exceptional children"

See also: abnormal, extraordinary, uncommon

Encyclopedia: Exceptional