There are 2 definitions of rare in English:

rare1

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Pronunciation: /rɛː
 
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adjective (rarer, rarest)

Derivatives

rareness

noun
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  • He bought his records on import, and the exclusivity and rareness of the music gave it a profound glamour.
  • Where there is rareness, there is exclusiveness, and it is an exclusive type of environment.
  • The exceptions shine out all the more brilliantly for their rareness.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'widely spaced, infrequent'): from Latin rarus.

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There are 2 definitions of rare in English:

rare2

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Pronunciation: /rɛː
 
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adjective (rarer, rarest)

  • (Of meat, especially beef) lightly cooked, so that the inside is still red: rare roast beef Stephen likes his steak rare
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    • To them, it tastes as good as medium rare steak.
    • This was sent back to the kitchen as the rare steak was overcooked and the sauce was burnt.
    • The spicy beef was rare and served with green mango and coriander, but lacked any real zing.

Origin

late 18th century: variant of obsolete rear 'half-cooked' (used to refer to soft-boiled eggs, from the mid 17th to mid 19th centuries).

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