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peculiarity

noun uk   /pɪˌkjuː.liˈær.ə.ti/ us    /-ˈer.ə.t̬i/

peculiarity noun (STRANGE)

[C or U] the quality of being strange or unusual, or an unusual characteristic or habit: You couldn't help but be aware of the peculiarity of the situation. Well, we all have our little peculiarities, don't we?

peculiarity noun (BELONGING TO)

[C] something that is typical of one person, group, or thing: This technique is applicable to a wide variety of crops, but some modifications may be necessary to accommodate the peculiarities of each type.
(Definition of peculiarity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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