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Meaning of rarity

rar•i•ty

Pronunciation: (râr'i-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. something rare, unusual, or uncommon: Snowstorms are a rarity in the South.
  2. something esteemed or interesting in being rare, uncommon, or curious: That folio is a rarity that will bring a good price.
  3. the state or quality of being rare.
  4. rare occurrence; infrequency: Volcanic eruptions on the island occur with great rarity.
  5. unusual excellence.
  6. thinness, as of air or a gas.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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