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RARITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rarity mean? 

RARITY (noun)
  The noun RARITY has 3 senses:

1. noteworthy scarcity
2. a rarified quality
3. something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting

  Familiarity information: RARITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RARITY (noun)


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Meaning:

Noteworthy scarcity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

infrequency; rareness; rarity

Hypernyms ("rarity" is a kind of...):

scarceness; scarcity (a small and inadequate amount)


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Meaning:

A rarified quality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

low density; rarity; tenuity

Context example:

the tenuity of the upper atmosphere

Hypernyms ("rarity" is a kind of...):

denseness; density (the amount per unit size)


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Meaning:

Something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

curio; curiosity; oddment; oddity; peculiarity; rarity

Hypernyms ("rarity" is a kind of...):

object; physical object (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rarity"):

bric-a-brac; knickknack; knickknackery; nicknack; whatnot (miscellaneous curios)

collectable; collectible (things considered to be worth collecting (not necessarily valuable or antique))

collector's item; piece de resistance; showpiece (the outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection)


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