rarity

  • 1 Rarity — Rar i*ty (r[a^]r [i^]*t[y^]; 277), n.; pl. {Rarities} (r[a^]r [i^]*t[i^]z). [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. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Rarity — can refer to:* something that is rare or scarcePeople, including: *John Rarity, English physicist …

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  • 3 rarity — index exception (exclusion), improbability, irregularity, phenomenon (unusual occurrence), specialty (distinctive mark …

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  • 4 rarity — 1550s, fewness, from M.Fr. rarité (16c.) or directly from L. raritas thinness, fewness, from rarus (see RARE (Cf. rare) (adj.1)). Meaning thinness is from 1640s; noun sense of a rare thing or event: is from 1590s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 rarity — ► NOUN (pl. rarities) 1) the state or quality of being rare. 2) a rare thing …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 rarity — [rer′ə tē] n. [L raritas] 1. the quality or condition of being rare; specif., a) uncommonness; scarcity b) excellence c) lack of density; thinness 2. pl. rarities something remarkable or valuable because rare …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 rarity — [[t]re͟ərɪti[/t]] rarities 1) N COUNT: usu sing, oft N in/among n If someone or something is a rarity, they are interesting or valuable because they are so unusual. [JOURNALISM] Motorized wheelchairs are a rarity here... He was a rarity among… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 Rarity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Rarity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 rarity rarity tenuity Sgm: N 1 absence of solidity absence of solidity &c. 321 Sgm: N 1 subtility subtility Sgm: N 1 subtilty subtilty subtlety Sgm: N 1 sponginess …

    English dictionary for students

  • 9 rarity — UK [ˈreərətɪ] / US [ˈrerətɪ] noun Word forms rarity : singular rarity plural rarities 1) [singular] something that does not happen often Visits by presidential candidates are a rarity here. 2) [countable] someone or something that is admired or… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 rarity — /rair i tee/, n., pl. rarities. 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… …

    Universalium

  • 11 rarity — rar|i|ty [ˈreərıti US ˈrer ] n plural rarities 1.) be a rarity to not happen or exist very often ▪ Visitors were a rarity in the village. 2.) something that is valuable or interesting because it is rare ▪ Some of these plants are national… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 rarity — rar|i|ty [ rerəti ] noun 1. ) count someone or something admired or valued because you do not often see or find them: Bananas, once rarities in Soviet states, are now widely available. He is that rarity: a true man of science. a ) singular… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 rarity — noun 1 be a rarity to not happen or exist very often: The village was so remote that visitors were a rarity. 2 (C) something that is valuable or interesting because it is rare: He had picked up all kinds of rarities on his travels. 3 (U) the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 Rarity — This very unusual surname recorded as Raraty and Rarity and possibly others, is aptly spelt. It is rare , and its origins have proved to be elusive. Our researches appear to show that it was first recorded in London, England, in the year 1804, at …

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  • 15 rarity — noun 1) the rarity of earthquakes in Vermont Syn: infrequency, rareness, scarcity, unusualness, uncommonness 2) this book is a rarity Syn: collector s item, rare thing, rare bird, rara avis; wonder, nonpareil …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 rarity — noun 1) the rarity of earthquakes in the UK Syn: infrequency, scarcity 2) this book is a rarity Syn: curiosity, oddity, collector s item, rare bird, wonder, nonpareil, one of a kind; …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 17 rarity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Sparseness Nouns 1. rarity, tenuity, subtlety, thinness, lightness, compressibility; rarefaction, attenuation, dilatation, inflation. See vapor. 2. rareness, scarcity, uncommonness, infrequency,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 rarity — noun (plural ties) Date: 1542 1. the quality, state, or fact of being rare 2. one that is rare …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 rarity — noun /ˈɹɛə.ɹə.tɪ,ˈɹɛɹ.ə.ti/ a) A rare object. b) A measure of the scarcity of an object. Syn: rareness See Also: rare, rarely …

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  • 20 Rarity — Редкая книга, редкость …

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