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peculiarity

noun
     
pe‧cu‧li‧ar‧i‧ty plural peculiarities
1 [countable] something that is a feature of only one particular place, person, situation etc
peculiarity of
The lack of a written constitution is a peculiarity of the British political system.
2 [countable] a strange or unusual habit, quality etc:
Margaret regarded her mother's peculiarities with a fond tolerance.
3 [uncountable] the quality of being strange or unfamiliar
peculiarity of
She was well aware of the peculiarity of her own situation.

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