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Psy is fantastic. He's shifted the planet. He's got the whole world dancing. And it's a rarity in this world. Only four people made that happen in history - James Brown, Michael Jackson, yours truly and Psy.
MC Hammer

Meaning of "rarity" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RARITY

rarity  [ˈrɛərɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RARITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rarity is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RARITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of rarity in the English dictionary

The definition of rarity in the dictionary is a rare person or thing, esp something interesting or valued because it is uncommon. Other definition of rarity is the state or quality of being rare.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RARITY


authority
ɔːˈθɒrɪtɪ
celebrity
sɪˈlɛbrɪtɪ
cybersecurity
ˌsaɪbəˌsɪˈkjʊərɪtɪ
entirety
ɪnˈtaɪərɪtɪ
flexicurity
ˌflɛksɪˈkjʊərɪtɪ
futurity
fjuːˈtjʊərɪtɪ
immaturity
ˌɪməˈtjʊərɪtɪ
impurity
ɪmˈpjʊərɪtɪ
insecurity
ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊərɪtɪ
majority
məˈdʒɒrɪtɪ
maturity
məˈtjʊərɪtɪ
minority
maɪˈnɒrɪtɪ
obscurity
əbˈskjʊərɪtɪ
overmaturity
ˌəʊvəməˈtjʊərɪtɪ
prematurity
ˌprɛməˈtjʊərɪtɪ
pretty
ˈprɪtɪ
purity
ˈpjʊərɪtɪ
queerity
ˈkwɪərɪtɪ
security
sɪˈkjʊərɪtɪ
top-security
tɒp sɪˈkjʊərɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RARITY

rarebit
raree show
rarefaction
rarefactional
rarefactive
rarefiable
rarefication
rareficational
rarefied
rarefier
rarefies
rarefy
rarely
rareness
rareripe
raring
rarities
rarity value
rark
rark up

WORDS THAT END LIKE RARITY

clarity
disparity
familiarity
granularity
hilarity
in the majority
irregularity
linearity
modularity
molarity
nonlinearity
parity
polarity
popularity
registered charity
regularity
similarity
singularity
solidarity
unfamiliarity
vulgarity

Synonyms and antonyms of rarity in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RARITY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «rarity» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of rarity

Translation of «rarity» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RARITY

Find out the translation of rarity to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rarity from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rarity» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

稀有物
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rareza
570 millions of speakers

English

rarity
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दुर्लभता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ندرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

редкость
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

raridade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অসাধারণত্ব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rareté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jarang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Seltenheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

珍しい人や物
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

진기한 것
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rarity
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hiếm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிடைப்பதால்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दुर्मिळता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

enderlik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rarità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rzadkość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рідкість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

raritate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σπανιότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rariteit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sällsynthet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sjeldenhet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rarity

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RARITY»

The term «rarity» is very widely used and occupies the 23.013 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RARITY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rarity

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10 QUOTES WITH «RARITY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rarity.
1
Mary Astell
Marry for Love, an Heroick Action, which makes a mighty noise in the World, partly because of its rarity, and partly in regard of its extravagancy.
2
Jerry Cantrell
Bands don't last. Bands don't last forever - it's a rarity when they do.
3
Rose George
'MaerskKendal' is a rarity with its British flag, the 'LONDON' home port painted on its bow, its two British chief officers, and its portrait of the queen in the mess room, apparently common courtesy on British ships, but a little alarming to me.
4
MC Hammer
Psy is fantastic. He's shifted the planet. He's got the whole world dancing. And it's a rarity in this world. Only four people made that happen in history - James Brown, Michael Jackson, yours truly and Psy.
5
Michael Hastings
Andrew Warren was a rarity in the CIA's Clandestine Service - African-American, fluent in Arabic, and relatively young for an agent who'd already spent nearly a decade chasing terrorists in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq and Algeria, so deep undercover that few of his friends or family knew the nature of his work.
6
Jaime Hernandez
Hey, every once in awhile the secondary form works better than the original but it's certainly a rarity.
7
Pat Morita
The idea of a Japanese comedian was not only a rarity, it was non-existent.
8
John Boyle O'Reilly
The right word fitly spoken is a precious rarity.
9
Suzi Quatro
I'm totally active. I am just this side of hyper. I jog and go to the gym every day. When I'm on the computer, I'm reading, I'm writing, I'm never quiet. My brain is very rarely not engaged. Every now and again I will fall asleep under the parasol in the sun, but that's a rarity.
10
Dick Schaap
I think my mistakes were kind of common - leaning on cliches and adjectives in the place of clear, vivid writing. But at least I knew how to spell, which seems to be a rarity these days.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RARITY»

Discover the use of rarity in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rarity and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Rarity
The objective of this book is to explore the nature of rarity, its complexity if you like, from one particular perspective on what rarity is. Primarily, it is an opportunity to review, to synthesize, and to question.
Kevin Gaston, 1994
2
My Little Pony: Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity
Rarity is excited to welcome her new apprentice, Charity, to Ponyville.
G. M. Berrow, 2014
3
The Biology of Rarity: Causes and Consequences of ...
The editors of this volume had previously reported in the literature a repeated pattern of low dispersal abilities, high levels of self-compatibility, and low reproductive effort among rare species.
William E. Kunin, Kevin Gaston, 1997
4
Butterflies, Rarity, and Conservation Practices
According to Rabinowitz, there are seven forms of rarity.
Jana Joan Johnson, 2008
5
Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications
Thus, rarity is an essential concern in the study of conservation biology, and an important dimension of biodiversity. Diversity and rarity are positively correlated in communities and environments. Alpha, beta, and gamma diversity will increase ...
Fred Van Dyke, 2008
6
2012 North American Coins & Prices
.Values: $1 up II-A-5 Small Over Large Date (IE), Rarity Level: 4-6 . ... .Values: $15 up II-A-6 Large Over Small Date (IE), Rarity Level: 3-5 . ... .Values: Minimal II- A-10 Worn, Broken or Damaged Punch (IWE), Rarity Level: 5-6 .
David C. Harper, Harry Miller, Thomas Michael, 2011
7
Conservation of Rare or Little-Known Species: Biological, ...
Therefore, the causes of rarity can be lumped into two broad categories: (1) natural or intrinsic causes defined by a species' inherent biological or ecological characteristics; and (2) anthropogenic or extrinsic causes defined by harmful human ...
Martin G. Raphael, Randy Molina, 2013
8
Primate Conservation Biology
Distribution,. Abundance,. and. Rarity. In chapters 3 and 4 we examined the fundamental features of primate behavioral ecology and community ecology. We now move on to investigate the importance of these characteristics in determining  ...
Guy Cowlishaw, Robin I. M. Dunbar, 2000
9
2012 U.S. Coin Digest
... III-K-7 bSTRUCK THROUGH ABNORMAL OBJECTS (III-K). III-E-21 Foreign Coin Struck on a Foreign- Stock Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 5-6, Values: $25 up. III -E-22 Struck on a Non-Standard Coin Alloy (IE), Rarity Level: 4-7, Values: $20 up .
David C. Harper, 2011
10
New Scientist
More to rarity than meets the eye Local population size Somewhere large Everywhere small The main results of Rabinowitz's analysis of rarity using the Biological Flora of the British Isles as a database. So far no plant seems to have small ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RARITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rarity is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Get a closer look at items, loot and rarity in The Division
Alex is back with a breakdown of how the inventory, weapons and gear system works for the upcoming Tom Clancy's The Division. Loot hunters can delight in ... «VG247, Jul 15»
2
Once a rarity, rush hours, road rage becoming reality in ND
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Officials say North Dakota's robust economy may be driving up the state's population but it's also causing some driver frustration from ... «KFGO, Jun 15»
3
Homeowners hopeful with new Rarity Bay owners
After years of financial problems, the emergence of a new developer for the Rarity Bay development is prompting hope among homeowners. May 19, 2015 ... «WBIR-TV, May 15»
4
'A mega rarity': great blue heron sighted on Scilly
A SIGHTING of what island bird expert Will Wagstaff called "a mega-rarity" on the Lower Moors nature trail on St Mary's has excited birdwatchers. The great blue ... «The Cornishman, Apr 15»
5
Fresh Arctic invasion, and a February rarity
Kim Webster of Media shovels the sidewalk in front of Deja Vu Salon as she tries to clear a path for her customers early on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. ( Michael ... «Philly.com, Feb 15»
6
California baby called medical rarity, born inside amniotic sac
When he was born prematurely via C-section at just 26 weeks, his amniotic sac didn't rupture at birth, a true medical rarity. “It was a moment that really did, even ... «KHON2, Feb 15»
7
Naylor: Raptors' quick turnaround is an NBA rarity
At the start of any season, anyone with the slightest basketball IQ can identify roughly half-a-dozen teams that have a true chance of winning a championship. «TSN, Dec 14»
8
2k Announces New WWE SuperCard Content: "Survivor" Rarity
New “Survivor” Rarity Level: More powerful than Legendary, this new card rarity is a permanent addition to the game and gives WWE SuperCard a total of eight ... «Wrestlezone, Nov 14»
9
The rarity of a federal grand jury not indicting, visualized
A data point from FiveThirtyEight's coverage of Monday night's events in Ferguson is worth pulling out. "U.S. attorneys prosecuted 162,000 federal cases in 2010 ... «Washington Post, Nov 14»
10
Long-term sponsors benefit from rarity of sporting event
As a fleet of four stunt planes flew over the Medinah Country Club in Illinois they delivered messages for the European team and its supporters, written in white ... «Financial Times, Sep 14»

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