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English definition of “curiosity”

curiosity

noun [C] (STRANGE OBJECT)    /ˌkjʊə.riˈɒs.ɪ.ti/ US  /ˌkjʊr.iˈɑː.sə.t̬i/
something that is interesting because it is rare and unusual: Cars like mine are curiosities nowadays. I kept this old pot for its curiosity value (= the interest it has because it is unusual).Exceptional qualities, things and people
(Definition of curiosity noun (STRANGE OBJECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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