Definitions for specialtyˈspɛʃ əl ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

spe•cial•tyˈspɛʃ əl ti(n.; adj.)(pl.)-ties

  1. (n.)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.

  7. (adj.)(in show business, esp. vaudeville) designating or performing unusual or very specific routines, as juggling or patter singing.

    Category: Showbiz

Origin of specialty:

1300–50; ME specialte < MF especialte < LL speciālitās. See special , -ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forte, strong suit, long suit, metier, specialty, speciality, strong point, strength(noun)

    an asset of special worth or utility

    "cooking is his forte"

  2. peculiarity, specialness, specialty, speciality, distinctiveness(noun)

    a distinguishing trait

  3. specialization, specialisation, specialty, speciality, specialism(noun)

    the special line of work you have adopted as your career

    "his specialization is gastroenterology"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. specialty(noun)ˈspɛʃ əl ti

    sth that sb is known for doing extremely well

    a specialty retailer of fine gifts; iBlueberry pancakes are my specialty.

  2. specialtyˈspɛʃ əl ti

    an area of expertise in a subject

    a biologist with a specialty in ants


  1. specialty(Noun)

    That in which one specializes; a chosen expertise or talent.

    They cook well overall, but their true specialty is pasta.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Specialty(noun)


  2. Specialty(noun)

    a particular or peculiar case

  3. Specialty(noun)

    a contract or obligation under seal; a contract by deed; a writing, under seal, given as security for a debt particularly specified

  4. Specialty(noun)

    that for which a person is distinguished, in which he is specially versed, or which he makes an object of special attention; a speciality


  1. Specialty

    A specialty in medicine is a branch of medical science. After completing medical school, physicians or surgeons usually further their medical education in a specific specialty of medicine by completing a multiple year residency to become a medical specialist.

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