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Definition of "specialty" []

  • A special pursuit, occupation, aptitude, or skill. See Synonyms at forte1. (noun)
  • A branch of medicine or surgery, such as cardiology or neurosurgery, in which a physician specializes; the field or practice of a specialist. (noun)
  • A special feature or characteristic; a peculiarity. (noun)
  • The state or quality of being special or distinctive. (noun)
  • An item or a product of a distinctive kind or of particular superiority: French pastry is the chef's specialty. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "specialty" in a sentence
  • "Any kind of program that encourages military minds to think outside of their specialty is a big-time plus."
  • "Now the police have not yet released the name of the student or any specific details about him, but I can tell you that this school is what they call a specialty school."
  • ""She was what they call a specialty dancer in musical comedy," Lydia answered."