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English Dictionary: rarity by the DICT Development Group
2 results for rarity
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. noteworthy scarcity [syn: rarity, rareness, infrequency]
  2. a rarified quality; "the tenuity of the upper atmosphere"
    Synonym(s): rarity, tenuity, low density
  3. something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
    Synonym(s): curio, curiosity, oddity, oddment, peculiarity, rarity
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rarity \Rar"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Rarities}. [L. raritas: cf. F.
      raret[82]. See {Rare}.]
      1. The quality or state of being rare; rareness; thinness;
            as, the rarity (contrasted with the density) of gases.
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