peculiarity

[pi-kyoo-lee-ar-i-tee, -kyool-yar-]
noun, plural peculiarities.
1.
a trait, manner, characteristic, or habit that is odd or unusual.
2.
oddity; singularity; eccentricity.
3.
a distinguishing quality or characteristic.
4.
the quality or condition of being peculiar.

Origin:
1600–10; < Late Latin pecūliāritās. See peculiar, -ity


1. idiosyncrasy. See eccentricity. 2. irregularity. 3. See feature.
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peculiarity (pɪˌkjuːlɪˈærɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  a strange or unusual habit or characteristic
2.  a distinguishing trait, etc that is characteristic of a particular person; idiosyncrasy
3.  the state or quality of being peculiar

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