spe·ci·al·i·ty | \ˌspe-shē-ˈa-lə-tē \
plural specialities

Definition of speciality 

1 : a special mark or quality

2 : a special object or class of objects

3a : a special aptitude or skill

b : specialty sense 3

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Singletons with neither a strong speciality nor an international footprint are feeling squeezed. The Economist, "British law firms seek similar across the pond," 12 Apr. 2018 By 2020, there will be up to 8,800 too few doctors in the speciality. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "SCOTUS Vacancy, Becky Hammon, Google's Diane Greene: Broadsheet June 28," 28 June 2018 That means fierce competition from Amazon and big box outlets that are selling goods that once seemed like his speciality, alone. NBC News, "'Ecotopia' teaches low-carbon living to Californians who aren't waiting for Trump to save the climate," 2 June 2018 Parents told The Bee that the teacher is Jenny Thomas, whose speciality is science. Cynthia Hubert, sacbee, "Teacher under fire for showing graphic abortion videos at Sacramento middle school," 12 June 2018 Chat with a podiatrist or visit a fitness or speciality shoe shop to figure out what’s best for you. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "8 Shoe Mistakes That Could Definitely Be Causing Your Foot Pain," 18 Apr. 2018 One of Transcriptic’s particular specialities is preclinical drug screening. The Economist, "The gene machineRobotic labs for high-speed genetic research are on the rise," 1 Mar. 2018 After premiering at the Sundance Film festival, the film earned critical praise and performed well at the speciality box office — and Hollywood took notice of its young star. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, "How 'Deadpool 2' Star Julian Dennison Pushed Superhero Representation Forward," 24 May 2018 Night Out shopping event with speciality vendors, 4-7 p.m. Nov. 2, 402 E. Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Your weekly entertainment calendar, Oct. 27-Nov. 2," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of speciality

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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