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noun [C or U] uk   /ˈreə.rə.ti/ us    /ˈrer.ə.t̬i/
C1 something that is very unusual, or the quality of being very unusual: Men who do the cooking are something of a rarity. Diamonds are valuable because of their rarity.Unique and unusualGood, better and best in terms of qualityScarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
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