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English definition of “curiosity”

curiosity

noun  /ˌkjʊər·iˈɑs·ɪ·t̬i/ us  

curiosity noun (INTEREST)

[U] an eager desire to know or learn about something: Just out of curiosity I decided to go through the files.

curiosity noun (STRANGE OBJECT)

[C] something that is interesting because it is rare and unusual: The museum had a collection of mummies and Egyptian curiosities.
(Definition of curiosity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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