exceptional

exceptional ex‧cep‧tion‧al [ɪkˈsepʆnəl] adjective
1. ACCOUNTING an exceptional cost etc is one that does not occur regularly:

• a $34 million exceptional restructuring charge

2. very good, or much better than usual:

• The last decade produced exceptional returns on many kinds of investments.

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exceptional UK US /ɪkˈsepʃənəl/ adjective
unusual; not what happens regularly or is expected: »

The industry is anxious to stress that this is an exceptional case.

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These are exceptional circumstances.

in exceptional circumstances/cases »

This right to sell the shares will apply only in exceptional cases.

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A £2.5m exceptional charge from redundancies contributed to full-year losses.

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exceptional costs

much greater or better than usual: »

The effort put in by the team over the last five days has been exceptional.

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Her leadership style produced exceptional results.

exceptionally adverb
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The quality of our products is exceptionally high.

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an exceptionally competitive marketplace


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • exceptional — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unusual; not typical. 2) unusually good. DERIVATIVES exceptionally adverb …   English terms dictionary

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