[ik-sep-shuh-nl-iz-uh m] /ɪkˈsɛp ʃə nlˌɪz əm/

the condition of being exceptional; uniqueness.
the study of the unique and exceptional.
a theory that a nation, region, or political system is exceptional and does not conform to the norm.
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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