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[ik-strawr-dn-er-ee, ek-struh-awr-] /ɪkˈstrɔr dnˌɛr i, ˌɛk strəˈɔr-/

beyond what is usual, ordinary, regular, or established:
extraordinary costs.
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.
/ɪkˈstrɔːdənrɪ; -dənərɪ/
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.


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