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spe·cial·ty

 (spĕsh′əl-tē)
n. pl. spe·cial·ties
1.
a. A special pursuit, occupation, aptitude, or skill: The professor's specialty was the study of ancient languages.
b. A branch of medicine or surgery, such as cardiology or neurosurgery, in which a physician specializes; the field or practice of a specialist.
c. An item or product of a distinctive kind or of particular superiority: French pastry is the chef's specialty.
2. Law A contract or agreement that creates a greater obligation than an ordinary contract or agreement because it is executed under seal.

specialty

(ˈspɛʃəltɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Law) law a formal contract or obligation expressed in a deed
2. US and Canadian a special interest or skill
3.
a. a service or product specialized in, as at a restaurant: roast beef was a specialty of the house.
b. (as modifier): a specialty dish.
4. a special or distinguishing feature or characteristic

spe•cial•ty

(ˈspɛʃ əl ti)

n., pl. -ties,
adj. n.
1. a special subject of study, line of work, skill, or the like on which one concentrates.
2. an article or service particularly dealt in, manufactured, rendered, etc.
3. an article of unusual or superior design or quality.
4. a novelty; a new article.
5. a special or particular point, item, matter, etc.
6. special or distinctive quality or state.
adj.
7. (in show business, esp. vaudeville) designating or performing unusual or very specific routines, as juggling or patter singing.
[1300–50; Middle English specialte < Middle French especialte < Late Latin speciālitās. See special, -ity]
specialization, specialty - Specialization refers to the process of becoming specialized; specialty refers to a special pursuit, occupation, or product.
See also related terms for occupation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.specialty - an asset of special worth or utilityspecialty - an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
asset, plus - a useful or valuable quality
green fingers, green thumb - a special ability to make plants grow
2.specialty - a distinguishing traitspecialty - a distinguishing trait    
individualism, individuality, individuation - the quality of being individual; "so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality"
foible, idiosyncrasy, mannerism - a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
3.specialty - the special line of work you have adopted as your career; "his specialization is gastroenterology"
calling, career, vocation - the particular occupation for which you are trained

specialty

noun
1. Something at which a person excels:
Slang: bag, thing.
2. An area of academic study that is part of a larger body of learning:
Translations
specializace
specialitet
erikoisala
specijalnost
専門
특기
specialitet
ความชำนาญพิเศษ
chuyên môn

specialty

[ˈspɛʃəlti] n (mainly US)
(= field) → spécialité f
(= food, product) → spécialité f

specialty

تَخَصُّص specializace specialitet Spezialität ειδικότητα especialidad erikoisala spécialité specijalnost specialità 専門 특기 specialiteit spesialitet specjalność especialidade специальность specialitet ความชำนาญพิเศษ uzmanlık chuyên môn 专业

spe·cial·ty

n. especialidad. V. cuadro en la página 115.

specialty

n (pl -ties) especialidad f
References in classic literature ?
The "KNEIP" seems to be a specialty of theirs, too.
They go to the university to put a mansard roof on their whole general education; but the German student already has his mansard roof, so he goes there to add a steeple in the nature of some specialty, such as a particular branch of law, or diseases of the eye, or special study of the ancient Gothic tongues.
Levin was just about to enter into conversation with the old waiter, when the secretary of the court of wardship, a little old man whose specialty it was to know all the noblemen of the province by name and patronymic, drew him away.
My specialty has been to make the largest possible fortune in the shortest possible time.
They rode upon mules and horses, and there was not a side-saddle in the party; for this specialty was to remain unknown in England for nine hundred years yet.
He was in the gentlemen's furnishing line, and his missionarying specialty was plug hats.
He would cry for nothing; he would burst into storms of devilish temper without notice, and let go scream after scream and squall after squall, then climax the thing with "holding his breath"-- that frightful specialty of the teething nursling, in the throes of which the creature exhausts its lungs, then is convulsed with noiseless squirmings and twistings and kickings in the effort to get its breath, while the lips turn blue and the mouth stands wide and rigid, offering for inspection one wee tooth set in the lower rim of a hoop of red gums; and when the appalling stillness has endured until one is sure the lost breath will never return, a nurse comes flying, and dashes water in the child's face, and--presto
These were a specialty of Miss Jane's, and Rebecca carried a tray with six tiny crystal glasses filled with dandelion wine, for which Miss Miranda had been famous in years gone by.
All his life he had loved to study maiden ladies; they were his specialty, and his profession had provided him with ample opportunities for the work.
Most specialty drugs treat chronic or complex illnesses that affect less than 3% of the general population, but they come with a significant price tag--these patients account for 25% to 30% of a company's overall medical costs.
Franklin Industrial Minerals, Specialty Products Div.
Papermakers (in the broadest sense of the word) have a love/hate relationship with specialty papers.