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Meaning of RARITY

Pronunciation:  'rehritee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
  2. [n]  a rarified quality; "the tenuity of the upper atmosphere"
  3. [n]  noteworthy scarcity
 

RARITY is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: curio, curiosity, infrequency, low density, oddity, oddment, peculiarity, rareness, tenuity
 
 See Also: collector's item, denseness, density, piece de resistance, scarceness, scarcity, showpiece, stuff, sundries, sundry, whatchamacallit, whatsis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rar"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Rarities}. [L. raritas: cf. F.
raret['e]. See {Rare}.]
1. The quality or state of being rare; rareness; thinness;
   as, the rarity (contrasted with the density) of gases.



2. That which is rare; an uncommon thing; a thing valued for
   its scarcity.

         I saw three rarities of different kinds, which
         pleased me more than any other shows in the place.
                                               --Addison.

 

 

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