Pronunciation: (pi-kyoo"lē-ar'i-tē, -kyOOl-yar'-), [key]
1. a trait, manner, characteristic, or habit that is odd or unusual.
2. oddity; singularity; eccentricity.
3. a distinguishing quality or characteristic.
4. the quality or condition of being peculiar.
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