exceptional vs surpassing what difference

what is difference between exceptional and surpassing

English

Etymology

exception +‎ -al

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈsɛpʃənəl/
  • Hyphenation: ex‧cep‧tion‧al

Adjective

exceptional (comparative more exceptional, superlative most exceptional)

  1. Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare.
    What an exceptional flower!
  2. Better than the average; superior due to exception or rarity.
    The quality of the beer was exceptional.
  3. (geometry) Corresponding to something of lower dimension under a birational correspondence.
    an exceptional curve; an exceptional divisor

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:excellent
  • egregious (most often used negatively, however)

Antonyms

  • (forming an exception): ordinary, categorical, common, general, usual
  • (superior due to exception or rarity): ordinary, mediocre, commonplace

Derived terms

  • exceptional space
  • exceptionally
  • exceptionalism

Translations

Noun

exceptional (plural exceptionals)

  1. An exception, or something having an exceptional value
    • 1909, Pediatrics (volume 21, page 276)
      Above and beyond all these exceptionals, by reason of divergencies from the norms of mental and of physical status, there are quite a number of moral defectives.


English

Verb

surpassing

  1. present participle of surpass

Adjective

surpassing (comparative more surpassing, superlative most surpassing)

  1. Becoming superior to others; becoming excellent; exceptional; exceeding.

Translations

Noun

surpassing (plural surpassings)

  1. The act or process by which something is surpassed; a bettering.
    • 2001, William Desmond, Ethics and the Between (page 347)
      In both of these surpassings, the human being, in being freed, is freed both to be itself and to be beyond itself; but the second orients us more fully towards being free beyond self-determination.

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