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

 rar·i·ty /ˈrærəti, ˈrɛr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rar·i·ty n.; pl. Rarities
 1. The quality or state of being rare; rareness; thinness; as, the rarity (contrasted with the density) of gases.
 2. That which is rare; an uncommon thing; a thing valued for its scarcity.
    I saw three rarities of different kinds, which pleased me more than any other shows in the place.   --Addison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: noteworthy scarcity [syn: rareness, infrequency]
      2: a rarified quality; "the tenuity of the upper atmosphere"
         [syn: tenuity, low density]
      3: something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting [syn: curio,
          curiosity, oddity, oddment, peculiarity]