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Definitions for specialty
ˈspɛʃ əl tispe·cial·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forte, strong suit, long suit, metier, specialty, speciality, strong point, strengthnoun

    an asset of special worth or utility

    "cooking is his forte"

  2. peculiarity, specialness, specialty, speciality, distinctivenessnoun

    a distinguishing trait

  3. specialization, specialisation, specialty, speciality, specialismnoun

    the special line of work you have adopted as your career

    "his specialization is gastroenterology"


  1. specialtynoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Specialty, Specialitynoun


    Etymology: specialité, French; from special.

    On these two general heads all other specialties are dependent. Richard Hooker.

    The packet is not come,
    Where that and other specialties are bound. William Shakespeare.

    Speciality of rule hath been neglected. William Shakespeare.

    When men were sure, that in case they rested upon a bare contract without speciality, the other party might wage his law, they would not rest upon such contracts without reducing the debt into a speciality which accorded many suits. Matthew Hale.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Specialtynoun


  2. Specialtynoun

    a particular or peculiar case

  3. Specialtynoun

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

  4. Specialtynoun

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

  5. Etymology: [F. spcialit. Cf. 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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of specialty in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of specialty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of specialty in a Sentence

  1. Anupam Jena:

    If you look at doctors who spend more in a given specialty, higher spending physicians get sued less often than low spending physicians.

  2. Frank Rodriguez:

    This audience of moviegoers wants to see something different, and there hasn't been much out there for them, this market of specialty crowds and more mature audiences has been underserved.

  3. Stacy Bohlen:

    That is so grossly underfunded that the joke in Indian Country used to be,' Don't get sick after June 1,' because appropriations begin October 1 and by June 1, all that money for specialty care is gone.

  4. Alien Life -RSB- Raymond:

    Each microbe has a specialty and they are complementary.

  5. Chief Executive Karen Katz:

    The prevailing sentiment across retailing is that the customer has less interest in shopping in stores, whether it be traditional department stores or other luxury specialty stores.

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