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Noun: peculiarity  pi,kyool'ya-ru-tee or pi,kyoo-lee'a-ru-tee [N. Amer], pi,kyoo-lee'a-ru-tee [Brit]
  1. An odd or unusual characteristic
    - distinctive feature, distinguishing characteristic
  2. A distinguishing trait
    - specialness, specialty [N. Amer], speciality [Brit, Cdn], distinctiveness
  3. Something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
    - curio, curiosity, oddity, oddment, rarity

Derived forms: peculiarities

Type of: article, characteristic, feature, individualism, individuality, individuation, object, physical object

Encyclopedia: Peculiarity