specialty

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

spe·cial·ty

noun, often attributive \ˈspe-shəl-tē\

: something that a person or place is known for making or producing very well

: an area of study or business that a person specializes in or has special knowledge of

plural spe·cial·ties

Full Definition of SPECIALTY

1
:  a distinctive mark or quality
2
a :  a special object or class of objects: as (1) :  a legal agreement embodied in a sealed instrument (2) :  a product of a special kind or of special excellence <fried chicken is my specialty>
b :  the state of being special, distinctive, or peculiar
3
:  something in which one specializes

Examples of SPECIALTY

  1. Buttermilk pie is a Southern specialty.
  2. <a doctor with a specialty in internal medicine>

Origin of SPECIALTY

Middle English specialte, from Anglo-French especialté, from Late Latin specialitat-, specialitas, from Latin specialis special
First Known Use: 15th century

spe·cial·ty

noun \ˈspesh-əl-tē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural spe·cial·ties

Medical Definition of SPECIALTY

: something (as a branch of medicine) in which one specializes

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