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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·cep·tion·al /ɪkˈsɛpʃnəl, ʃənḷ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·cep·tion·al a.  Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare; hence, better than the average; superior.
    This particular spot had exceptional advantages.   --Jowett (Th. )
 -- Ex*cep*tion*al*ly adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of
             exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory";
             "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy";
             "the young Mozart's prodigious talents" [syn: exceeding,
              olympian, prodigious, surpassing]
      2: surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "he paid
         especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a
         matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special
         occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's
         so special about the year 2000?" [syn: especial(a), particular(a),
      3: deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability;
         used especially of children below normal in intelligence;
         "special educational provisions for exceptional children"
         [syn: exceptional(a)]