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rarity

Noun

1 noteworthy scarcity [syn: rareness, infrequency]
2 a rarified quality; "the tenuity of the upper atmosphere" [syn: tenuity, low density]
3 something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting [syn: curio, curiosity, oddity, oddment, peculiarity]

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English

Etymology

raritas; compare French rareté. See also rare.

Noun

  1. A rare object.
  2. A measure of the scarcity of an object.

Translations

a rare object
a measure of the scarcity of an object

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Extensive Definition

Rarity can refer to:
  • something that is rare or scarce
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