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uncommon adj
1 not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind; "uncommon birds"; "frost and floods are uncommon during these months"; "doing an uncommon amount of business"; "an uncommon liking for money"; "he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability" [ant: common]
2 marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind; "what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree" [syn: rare]

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uncommon (: more uncommon, : most uncommon)
  1. rare; not readily found; unusual
    Bald eagles are an uncommon sighting in this state
  2. remarkable; exceptional
    The diamond was of uncommon size


rare; not readily found; unusual
remarkable; exceptional

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Common or commons may refer to:
uncommon in Portuguese: Common (desambiguação)

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