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specialty

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noun spe·cial·ty \ˈspe-shəl-tē\

Simple Definition of specialty

  • : 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

Full Definition of specialty

plural spe·cial·ties

  1. 1 :  a distinctive mark or quality

  2. 2a :  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. 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



SPECIALTY Defined for Kids

specialty

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noun spe·cial·ty \ˈspe-shəl-tē\

Definition of specialty

plural spe·cial·ties

  1. :  something for which a person or place is known <Pancakes are my speciality.> <Good service is the restaurant's specialty.>




Medical Dictionary

specialty

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noun spe·cial·ty \ˈspesh-əl-tē\

Medical Definition of specialty

plural spe·cial·ties

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





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