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Meaning of SPECIALITY

Pronunciation:  `speshi'alitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the special line of work you have adopted as your career; "his specialization is gastroenterology"
  2. [n]  a distinguishing trait
  3. [n]  an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
 

SPECIALITY is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: distinctiveness, forte, long suit, metier, peculiarity, specialisation, specialism, specialization, specialness, specialty, specialty, strength, strong point, strong suit
 
 Antonyms: weak point
 
 See Also: asset, calling, career, foible, green fingers, green thumb, idiosyncrasy, individualism, individuality, individuation, mannerism, plus, vocation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spe`ci*al"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Specialities}. [See
{Special}, and {Specialty}.]
1. A particular or peculiar case; a particularity. --Sir M.
   Hale.

2. (Law) See {Specialty}, 3.

3. The special or peculiar mark or characteristic of a person
   or thing; that for which a person is specially
   distinguished; an object of special attention; a special
   occupation or object of attention; a specialty.

         On these two general heads all other specialities
         are depedent.                         --Hooker.

         Strive, while improving your one talent, to enrich
         your whole capital as a man. It is in this way that
         you escape from the wretched narrow-mindedness which
         is the characteristic of every one who cultivates
         his speciality.                       --Ld. Lytton.

         We 'll say, instead, the inconsequent creature man,
         - For that'a his speciality.          --Mrs.
                                               Browning.

         Think of this, sir, . . . remote from the impulses
         of passion, and apart from the specialities -- if I
         may use that strong remark -- of prejudice.
                                               --Dickens.

4. An attribute or quality peculiar to a species.

 

 

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