[ik-strawr-dn-er-ee, ek-struh-awr-] /ɪkˈstrɔr dnˌɛr i, ˌɛk strəˈɔr-/
beyond what is usual, ordinary, regular, or established:
exceptional in character, amount, extent, degree, etc.; noteworthy; remarkable:
extraordinary speed; an extraordinary man.
(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.
very unusual, remarkable, or surprising
not in an established manner, course, or order
employed for particular events or purposes
(usually postpositive) (of an official, etc) additional or subordinate to the usual one: a minister extraordinary
early 15c., from Latin extraordinarius “out of the common order,” from extra ordinem “out of order,” especially the usual order, from extra “out” (see extra-) + ordinem (nominative ordo) “order” (see order). Related: Extraordinarily.
noun 1. See under (def 5b). [joo-buh-lee, joo-buh-lee] /ˈdʒu bəˌli, ˌdʒu bəˈli/ noun 1. the celebration of any of certain anniversaries, as the twenty-fifth (silver jubilee) fiftieth (golden jubilee) or sixtieth or seventy-fifth (diamond jubilee) 2. the completion of 50 years of existence, activity, or the like, or its celebration: Our college will celebrate its […]
noun, Optics, Crystallography. 1. the part of a doubly refracted ray that has changed speed and vibrations in the principal plane of the crystal. noun 1. (optics) the plane-polarized ray of light that does not obey the laws of refraction in a doubly refracting crystal Compare double refraction, ordinary ray
noun 1. secret or forcible of a suspected criminal to another country, often a country known to violate human rights and due process of law: the CIA’s extraordinary rendition of terrorist suspects; The legality and morality of extraordinary rendition have been a matter of intense debate. noun 1. the process by which a country seizes […]
noun, Radio. 1. (of the two waves into which a radio wave is divided in the ionosphere under the influence of the earth’s magnetic field) the wave with characteristics different from those that the undivided wave would have exhibited in the absence of the magnetic field.