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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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For though some old naturalists have maintained that all creatures of the land are of their kind in the sea; and though taking a broad general view of the thing, this may very well be; yet coming to specialties, where, for example, does the ocean furnish any fish that in disposition answers to the sagacious kindness of the dog?
Soap; articles = short for "articles de Paris" or Parisian specialties; dieux!
The result of this system is, that lecture-courses upon specialties of an unusual nature are often delivered to very slim audiences, while those upon more practical and every-day matters of education are delivered to very large ones.
Consequently, he has left the gymnasium with an education which is so extensive and complete, that the most a university can do for it is to perfect some of its profounder specialties. It is said that when a pupil leaves the gymnasium, he not only has a comprehensive education, but he KNOWS what he knows--it is not befogged with uncertainty, it is burnt into him so that it will stay.
After dinner we felt like seeing such Parisian specialties as we might see without distressing exertion, and so we sauntered through the brilliant streets and looked at the dainty trifles in variety stores and jewelry shops.
Specialties: marketing, sales and technical management.
In 1986, the AICPA Council established the Specialization Accreditation Board (SAB)to oversee the accreditation of specialties. The first accredited specialty, the Personal Financial Specialist (formerly Accredited Personal Financial Specialist, or APFS), began in 1987 and now accounts for 620 accredited specialists.
So with drugs that are moving into specialties in which they're not familiar with the specialty pharmacy model, there will have to be an education piece that goes along with it.
In effect, generalists are saying, "We can do It just as well for lower cost." In contrast, the specialists, whose incomes are threatened because of lower payments for services rendered, loss of business, and an oversupply of physicians in the medical specialties, believe that their greater knowledge In their specialty area means that patients have better outcomes and satisfaction.
Osi Specialties is expanding its capacity to produce Niax A-1, an amine catalyst critical in making polyurethane foam products for the furniture, bedding and automotive industries.
The agreement applies to physicians in nine defined specialties practicing within certain defined service regions in southwestern Missouri.
Freedonia analysts predict that more advanced polymers -- mainly thermoplastic elastomers and some of the low volume specialties (e.g., fluoroelastomers) -- will cause displacement and restrain greater gains, especially for more mature elastomers such as polychloroprene.

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