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peculiarity Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun an odd or unusual characteristic
    distinguishing characteristic; distinctive feature.
  2. noun a distinguishing trait
    distinctiveness; speciality; specialty; specialness.
  3. noun something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
    oddment; oddity; rarity; curiosity; curio.

Pe*cul`iar"i*ty noun
plural Peculiarities
  1. The quality or state of being peculiar; individuality; singularity. Swift.
  2. That which is peculiar; a special and distinctive characteristic or habit; particularity.
    The smallest peculiarity of temper on manner. Macaulay.
  3. Exclusive possession or right. Obs. Bp. Hall.

Webster 1913