(ek sep′s̸hə nəl iz′əm, ik-)
- the condition of being exceptional
- an exceptional or unique nature ascribed to a nation, culture, etc. and regarded as giving it a special role in history, world affairs, etc.
- the belief in this
See exceptionalism in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- The condition of being exceptional or unique.
- The theory or belief that something, especially a nation, does not conform to a pattern or norm.
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