extraordinary

[ik-strawr-dn-er-ee, ek-struh-awr-]
adjective
1.
beyond what is usual, ordinary, regular, or established: extraordinary costs.
2.
exceptional in character, amount, extent, degree, etc.; noteworthy; remarkable: extraordinary speed; an extraordinary man.
3.
(of an official, employee, etc.) outside of or additional to the ordinary staff; having a special, often temporary task or responsibility: minister extraordinary and plenipotentiary.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English extraordinarie < Latin extrāordinārius beyond what is ordinary. See extra-, ordinary

extraordinarily [ik-strawr-dn-air-uh-lee, ek-struh-awr-] , adverb
extraordinariness, noun
unextraordinary, adjective


1. inordinate. 2. uncommon, singular, rare, phenomenal, special, signal.


1, 2. common, usual.
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extraordinary (ɪkˈstrɔːdənrɪ, -dənərɪ)
 
adj
1.  very unusual, remarkable, or surprising
2.  not in an established manner, course, or order
3.  employed for particular events or purposes
4.  (usually postpositive) (of an official, etc) additional or subordinate to the usual one: a minister extraordinary
 
[C15: from Latin extraordinārius beyond what is usual; see ordinary]
 
ex'traordinarily
 
adv
 
ex'traordinariness
 
n

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extraordinary
early 15c., from L. extraordinarius, from extra ordinem "out of order," especially the usual order, from extra- "out" + ordinem (nom. ordo) "order." Related: Extraordinarily.
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It is also extraordinarily efficient as a nuclear fuel.
Most of the dark-matter candidates that researchers find interesting are
  extraordinarily light and tiny.
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