extraordinary


extraordinary
extraordinary ex‧tra‧or‧di‧na‧ry [ɪkˈstrɔːdnri ǁ ɪkˈstrɔːrdn-eri, ˌekstrəˈɔːr-] adjective [only before a noun]
ACCOUNTING an extraordinary cost etc is one that does not happen regularly and is not related to a company's usual business activities; = EXCEPTIONAL:

• The results represent an operating loss of DM170 million, combined with extraordinary write-offs and costs connected with the layoff of 840 workers at three of its plants.

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extraordinary UK US /ɪkˈstrɔːdənəri/ adjective
very unusual, special, or unexpected: extraordinary accomplishment/achievement/effort »

It's an extraordinary accomplishment to be able to run a successful project for 40 years.

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After a rough start, this year is shaping up to be a year of extraordinary growth for the company.

[before noun] ACCOUNTING used to describe a large cost or loss that does not happen regularly: »

The oil spill was handled as an extraordinary expense - a non-recurring, one-time event.

[before noun] used to describe something that does not happen regularly but that is arranged for a special purpose: »

They convened an extraordinary meeting of shareholders to discuss the issue.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Extraordinary — Ex*traor di*na*ry, a. [L. extraordinarius; extra on the outside + ordinarius: cf. F. extraordinaire. See {Ordinary}.] 1. Beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual, customary, regular, or ordinary; as, extraordinary evils;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Extraordinary — Ex*traor di*na*ry, n.; pl. {Extraordinaries}. That which is extraordinary; used especially in the plural; as, extraordinaries excepted, there is nothing to prevent success. [1913 Webster] Their extraordinary did consist especially in the matter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • extraordinary — [ek strôrd′ n er΄ē, ikstrôrd′ n er΄ē; ekstrôr′də ner΄ē, ikstrôr′də ner΄ē; ] also [ eks΄trə ôrd′ n er΄ē, eks΄trəôr′də ner΄ē] adj. [ME extraordinari < L extraordinarius < extra ordinem, out of the usual order < extra + acc. of ordo, ORDER] …   English World dictionary

  • extraordinary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) very unusual or remarkable. 2) (of a meeting) specially convened rather than being one of a regular series. 3) (of an official) specially employed: Ambassador Extraordinary. DERIVATIVES extraordinarily adverb extraordinariness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • extraordinary — early 15c., from L. extraordinarius out of the common order, from extra ordinem out of order, especially the usual order, from extra out (see EXTRA (Cf. extra )) + ordinem (nom. ordo) order (see ORDER (Cf. order)). Related: Extraordinar …   Etymology dictionary

  • extraordinary — is normally pronounced ik straw di nǝ ri as five syllables, not six, the a being merged into the following or to form one syllable …   Modern English usage

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  • extraordinary — Out of the ordinary; exceeding the usual, average, or normal measure or degree; beyond or out of the common order, method, or rule; not usual, regular, or of a customary kind; remarkable; uncommon; rare; employed for an exceptional purpose or on… …   Black's law dictionary


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