Rarity


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
sponginess
compressibility
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ rarefaction
rarefaction
expansion
dilatation
inflation
subtilization
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ ether
ether
&c.(gas) 334
PARAG:Rarity->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ rarefy
rarefy
expand
dilate
subtilize
PARAG:Rarity->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ rare
rare
subtile
thin
fine
tenuous
compressible
flimsy
slight
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ light
light
&c. 320
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ cavernous
cavernous
spongy
&c.(hollow) 252
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ rarefied
rarefied
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unsubstantial
unsubstantial
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ uncompact
uncompact
incompressed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ rarefiable
rarefiable

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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

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  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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