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"exceptional" in American English

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exceptionaladjective

 us   /ɪkˈsep·ʃə·nəl/
not like most others of the same type; unusual: This is an exceptional contract, guaranteeing no layoffs.
Exceptional also means unusually good: Davis has done an exceptional job of reporting.
exceptionally
adverb  us   /ɪkˈsep·ʃə·nəl·i/
The drawing had exceptionally fine detail.
(Definition of exceptional from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"exceptional" in British English

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exceptionaladjective

uk   /ɪkˈsep.ʃən.əl/  us   /ɪkˈsep.ʃən.əl/ approving
exceptionally
adverb uk   /ɪkˈsep.ʃən.əl.i/  us   /ɪkˈsep.ʃən.əl.i/
an exceptionally fine portrait
(Definition of exceptional from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exceptional" in Business English

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exceptionaladjective

uk   us   /ɪkˈsepʃənəl/
unusual; not what happens regularly or is expected: The industry is anxious to stress that this is an exceptional case. These are exceptional circumstances.in exceptional circumstances/cases This right to sell the shares will apply only in exceptional cases. A £2.5m exceptional charge from redundancies contributed to full-year losses. exceptional costs
much greater or better than usual: The effort put in by the team over the last five days has been exceptional. Her leadership style produced exceptional results.
exceptionally
adverb
The quality of our products is exceptionally high. an exceptionally competitive marketplace
(Definition of exceptional from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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