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spe·ci·al·i·ty

 (spĕsh′ē-ăl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. spe·ci·al·i·ties
1. A distinguishing mark or feature.
2. specialities Special points of consideration; particulars.
3. Chiefly British A specialty.
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speciality

(ˌspɛʃɪˈælɪtɪ) or

specialty

n, pl -ties
1. a special interest or skill
2.
a. a service or product specialized in, as at a restaurant: roast beef was a speciality of the house.
b. (as modifier): a speciality dish.
3. a special or distinguishing feature or characteristic
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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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speciality - an asset of special worth or utilityspeciality - 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.speciality - a distinguishing traitspeciality - 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.speciality - 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
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speciality

noun
1. forte, strength, special talent, métier, specialty, bag (slang), claim to fame, pièce de résistance (French), distinctive or distinguishing feature His speciality was creating rich, creamy sauces.
2. special subject, specialty, field of study, branch of knowledge, area of specialization His speciality was the history of Germany. special subject
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Translations
إخْتِصاصتَخَصُّصسِلْعَه مُمَيَّزَه
oborspecialitaspecializace
specialitetspeciale
erikoisala
specijalnost
specialitás
sérgreinsérréttur
専門
특기
posebno področje
specialitet
ความชำนาญพิเศษ
özel mamulatspesiyaliteuzmanlıkuzmanlık alanı
chuyên môn

speciality

[ˌspeʃɪˈælɪtɪ] specialty (US) [ˈspeʃəltɪ] Nespecialidad f
to make a speciality of sthespecializarse en algo
it's a speciality of the housees una especialidad de la casa, es un plato especial de la casa
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speciality

[ˌspɛʃiˈæləti] n (mainly British)
(= field) → spécialité f
(= food, product) → spécialité f
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speciality

, (US) specialty
nSpezialität f; (= subject also)Spezialgebiet nt; to make a speciality of somethingsich auf etw (acc)spezialisieren; to make a speciality of doing somethingsich darauf spezialisieren, etw zu tun; a speciality of the houseeine Spezialität des Hauses
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speciality

[ˌspɛʃɪˈælɪtɪ] spe£cial£ty (Am) [ˈspɛʃltɪ] nspecialità f inv
to make a speciality of sth → specializzarsi in qc
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special

(ˈspeʃəl) adjective
1. out of the ordinary; un-usual or exceptional. a special occasion; a special friend.
2. appointed, arranged, designed etc for a particular purpose. a special messenger; a special tool for drilling holes.
noun
something which is special. There's a special (= a special train) due through here at 5.20.
ˈspecialist noun
a person who makes a very deep study of one branch of a subject or field. Dr Brown is a heart specialist.
speciality (speʃiˈəti) , (American) specialty (ˈspeʃəlti) plurals speciˈalities, ~ˈspecialties noun
1. a special product for which one is well-known. Brown bread is this baker's speciality.
2. a special activity, or subject about which one has special knowledge. His speciality is physics.
ˈspecialize, ˈspecialise verb
(usually with in) go give one's attention (to), work (in), or study (a particular job, subject etc). He specializes in fixing computers.
ˌspecialiˈzation, ˌspecialiˈsation noun
ˈspecialized, ˈspecialised adjective
(of knowledge, skills etc) of the accurate detailed kind obtained by specializing.
ˈspecially adverb
1. with one particular purpose. I picked these flowers specially for you; a splendid cake, specially made for the occasion.
2. particularly; exceptionally. He's a nice child, but not specially clever.
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speciality

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
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References in classic literature ?
So that when I shall hereafter detail to you all the specialities and concentrations of potency everywhere lurking in this expansive monster; when I shall show you some of his more inconsiderable braining feats; I trust you will have renounced all ignorant incredulity, and be ready to abide by this; that though the Sperm Whale stove a passage through the Isthmus of Darien, and mixed the Atlantic with the Pacific, you would not elevate one hair of your eye-brow.
"Very lucky to get such a bunch of specialities into one outfit."
The total number of specialities were 16; Surgery, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Gynaecology, Dermatology, Radiology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Anaesthesia, Public Health, Gastroenterology and Orthopaedics.