exceptionalism
noun Date: 1929 the condition of being different from the norm; also a theory expounding the exceptionalism especially of a nation or region • exceptionalist adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Exceptionalism — is the perception that a country, society, institution, movement, or time period is (i.e., unusual or extraordinary) in some way and thus does not conform to normal rules, general principles or the like. Used in this sense, such a perception… …   Wikipedia

  • exceptionalism — [ek sep′shə nəl iz΄əm, iksep′shə nəl iz΄əm] n. 1. the condition of being exceptional 2. a) an exceptional or unique nature ascribed to a nation, culture, etc. and regarded as giving it a special role in history, world affairs, etc. b) the belief… …   Universalium

  • exceptionalism — [ek sep′shə nəl iz΄əm, iksep′shə nəl iz΄əm] n. 1. the condition of being exceptional 2. a) an exceptional or unique nature ascribed to a nation, culture, etc. and regarded as giving it a special role in history, world affairs, etc. b) the belief… …   English World dictionary

  • exceptionalism — išskirtinumas statusas T sritis Politika apibrėžtis Politinė doktrina, skelbianti, kad JAV – unikali ir išskirtinė valstybė; pasak jos, Amerika, skirtingai nuo kitų šalių, neturi specifinių nacionalinių interesų, tik siekį, kad demokratija ir… …   Politikos mokslų enciklopedinis žodynas

  • exceptionalism — noun a) the state of being special, exceptional or unique b) the belief that a particular nation does not conform to an established norm …   Wiktionary

  • exceptionalism — ex·cep·tion·al·ism …   English syllables

  • exceptionalism — /əkˈsɛpʃənəlɪzəm/ (say uhk sepshuhnuhlizuhm), /ɛk / (say ek ) noun the interpretation of the history of a country, community, organisation, etc., in line with the notion that it is for some reason unique, this leading to the belief that the codes …   Australian English dictionary

  • exceptionalism —  ̷ ̷ˈsepshənəlˌizəm, shnəˌli noun ( s) : a theory or doctrine (as of social or political action) based on the assumption that exceptional circumstances will result in distortion of a generally predictable course in certain instances …   Useful english dictionary

  • American exceptionalism — refers to the theory that the United States is qualitatively different from other countries. In this view, America s exceptionalism stems from its emergence from a revolution, becoming the first new nation, [1] and developing a uniquely American… …   Wikipedia

  • American Exceptionalism — Beim American Exceptionalism handelt es sich um eine Theorie, nach der die USA eine Sonderstellung innerhalb der entwickelten Industrienationen einnehmen. Sämtliche Subsysteme der Gesellschaft (etwa Verfassung und Politik, Wirtschaft, Rechtswesen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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