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

 ex·traor·di·nary /ɪkˈstrɔrdṇˌɛri, ˌɛkstrəˈɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·traor·di·na·ry a.
 1. Beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual, customary, regular, or ordinary; as, extraordinary evils; extraordinary remedies.
 Which dispose
 To something extraordinary my thoughts.   --Milton.
 2. Exceeding the common degree, measure. or condition; hence, remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful; as, extraordinary talents or grandeur.
 3. Employed or sent upon an unusual or special service; as, an ambassador extraordinary.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·traor·di·na·ry, n.; pl. Extraordinaries  That which is extraordinary; -- used especially in the plural; as, extraordinaries excepted, there is nothing to prevent success.
    Their extraordinary did consist especially in the matter of prayers and devotions.   --Jer. Taylor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or
             exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority";
             "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary
             beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an
             extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary
             session of the legislature" [ant: ordinary]
      2: far more than usual or expected; "an extraordinary desire
         for approval"; "it was an over-the-top experience" [syn: over-the-top]
      3: (of an official) serving an unusual or special function in
         addition to those of the regular officials; "an ambassador
         extraordinary" [syn: extraordinary(p)]