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extraordinary general meeting

  

      n   a meeting specially called to discuss a particular item of a company's business, usually one of some importance. The meeting may be called by a group of shareholders or by the directors,   (Abbrev.)    EGM  
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extraordinary  
      adj  
1    very unusual, remarkable, or surprising  
2    not in an established manner, course, or order  
3    employed for particular events or purposes  
4    usually postpositive   (of an official, etc.) additional or subordinate to the usual one  
a minister extraordinary     
     (C15: from Latin extraordinarius beyond what is usual; see ordinary)  
  extraordinarily      adv  
  extraordinariness      n  


extraordinary general meeting  
      n   a meeting specially called to discuss a particular item of a company's business, usually one of some importance. The meeting may be called by a group of shareholders or by the directors,   (Abbrev.)    EGM  
extraordinary ray  
      n     (Optics)   the plane-polarized ray of light that does not obey the laws of refraction in a doubly refracting crystal  
   See       double refraction  
  
Compare  
    ordinary ray  

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extraordinary

  
  
amazing, beyond one's ken, bizarre, curious, exceptional, fantastic, marvellous, notable, odd, out of this world     (informal)   outstanding, particular, peculiar, phenomenal, rare, remarkable, serious     (informal)   singular, special, strange, surprising, uncommon, unfamiliar, unheard-of, unique, unprecedented, unusual, unwonted, weird, wonderful, wondrous     (archaic or literary)  
  
Antonyms     
   banal, common, commonplace, customary, everyday, ordinary, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual  

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adj.
amazing, awesome, extraordinary
[Slang] e.g.: amazeballs show
n.
A meeting of people who have the same interests, or belong to the same organization
I like conventions more than meeting with people who have nothing in common with me.
n.
participant-driven meeting with no predefined agenda as opposed to high-price, top-down and formal conferences
n.
relating to, involving, or dealing with abstract, general, or universal statements or laws
n.
right granted to a general assembly to give an opinion on the salaries and bonuses of top managers
[Bus.]
n.
addendum to a contract in general that you do not wish for everyone to see
[Leg.]
n.
1. the state of being joined together 2. in logic, the connection of isolated facts by means of a general description or hypothesis which applies to them all
n.
a patient who lost is tracheal reflexes by general anesthesia or Coma ; state whos trache has been protected by a tube that permits artificial ventilation.
Medical term
exp.
a misfit; something or someone looking/behaving in a manner that comes in contradiction with the general context

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