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pe•cu•li•ar•i•ty



Pronunciation: (pi-kyoo"lē-ar'i-tē, -kyOOl-yar'-), [key]
n.,
pl. -ties.

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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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