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"extraordinary" in British English

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extraordinaryadjective

uk   /ɪkˈstrɔː.dɪn.ər.i/ us   /ɪkˈstrɔːr.dən.er.i/
B1 very unusual, special, unexpected, or strange: He told the extraordinary story of his escape. Her voice had an extraordinary hypnotic quality. an extraordinary coincidence
extraordinary meeting

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(Definition of extraordinary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"extraordinary" in American English

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extraordinaryadjective

us   /ɪkˈstrɔr·dənˌer·i/
very unusual and special; different in type or greater in degree than the usual or ordinary: Being chairman gave him an extraordinary sense of power. She was an extraordinary woman, and no one will ever forget her.
extraordinarily
adverb us   /ɪkˌstrɔr·dənˈer·ə·li/
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"extraordinary" in Business English

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extraordinaryadjective

uk   /ɪkˈstrɔːdənəri/ us  
very unusual, special, or unexpected: extraordinary accomplishment/achievement/effort It's an extraordinary accomplishment to be able to run a successful project for 40 years. After a rough start, this year is shaping up to be a year of extraordinary growth for the company.
[before noun] ACCOUNTING used to describe a large cost or loss that does not happen regularly: The oil spill was handled as an extraordinary expense - a non-recurring, one-time event.
[before noun] used to describe something that does not happen regularly but that is arranged for a special purpose: They convened an extraordinary meeting of shareholders to discuss the issue.
(Definition of extraordinary from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“extraordinary” in American English

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