Meaning of extraordinary

ex•traor•di•nar•y

Pronunciation: (ik-strôr'dn-er"ē, ek"stru-ôr'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. beyond what is usual, ordinary, regular, or established: extraordinary costs.
  2. exceptional in character, amount, extent, degree, etc.; noteworthy; remarkable: extraordinary speed; an extraordinary man.
  3. (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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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