exceptionalism

exceptionalism

[ik-sep-shuh-nl-iz-uhm]
noun
1.
the condition of being exceptional; uniqueness.
2.
the study of the unique and exceptional.
3.
a theory that a nation, region, or political system is exceptional and does not conform to the norm.
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exceptionalism (ɪkˈsɛpʃənəlɪzəm)
 
n
an attitude to other countries, cultures, etc based on the idea of being quite distinct from, and often superior to, them in vital ways

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