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Definition of peculiarity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


/pɪˌkyuliˈærəi/ peculiarity pronunciation American
plural peculiarities
1 [countable] a strange or unusual feature or habita physical peculiarityHe was strongly attracted by her peculiarities of dress and behavior.2 [countable] a feature that only belongs to one particular person, thing, place, etc. synonym characteristicthe cultural peculiarities of AmericansA sharp ringing in the ears is a peculiarity of the disease.The fish are dependent for survival on the peculiarities of the environment that they live in.3 [uncountable] the quality of being strange or unusual