Exceptional Definition

Constituting, or occurring as, an exception; not ordinary or average; esp., much above average in quality, ability, etc.
Exceptional talents.
Webster's New World
Being an exception; uncommon.
This town is exceptional for the region in having a high tax rate.
American Heritage
Needing special attention or presenting a special problem, as in education, because mentally gifted or, esp., because mentally, physically, or emotionally handicapped.
Webster's New World
Well above average; extraordinary.
An exceptional memory.
American Heritage
Deviating widely from a norm, as of physical or mental ability.
Special educational provisions for exceptional children.
American Heritage

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