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rarity

noun
     
rar‧i‧ty plural rarities
1

be a rarity

to not happen or exist very often:
Visitors were a rarity in the village.
2 [countable] something that is valuable or interesting because it is rare:
Some of these plants are national rarities.
3 [uncountable] the quality of being rare:
Such stamps are expensive because of their rarity.

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