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specialty Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun an asset of special worth or utility
    strong suit; strength; speciality; strong point; long suit; forte; metier.
    • cooking is his forte
  2. noun a distinguishing trait
    peculiarity; distinctiveness; speciality; specialness.
  3. noun the special line of work you have adopted as your career
    speciality; specialism; specialisation; specialization.
    • his specialization is gastroenterology

Spe"cial*ty noun
F. spécialité. Cf. Speciality.
plural Specialties
  1. Particularity.
    Specialty of rule hath been neglected. Shak.
  2. A particular or peculiar case. Obs.
  3. (Law) A contract or obligation under seal; a contract by deed; a writing, under seal, given as security for a debt particularly specified. Chitty. Bouvier. Wharton (Law Dict.).
    Let specialties be therefore drawn between us. Shak.
  4. That for which a person is distinguished, in which he is specially versed, or which he makes an object of special attention; a speciality.
    Men of boundless knowledge, like Humbold, must have had once their specialty, their pet subject. C. Kingsley.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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