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Definition of the noun specialty

What does specialty mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: specialties

  1. an asset of special worth or utility
  2. a distinguishing trait
  3. the special line of work you have adopted as your career

Alternative definition of the noun specialty


  1. [North America] That in which one specializes; a chosen expertise or talent.


  1. Specialty is a fictional character from the 1945 film A Sporting Chance.
  2. Specialty is a fictional character from the 1936 film Cain and Mabel.


  1. Specialty: In the United States, Canada, and Australia, there are nine recognized dental specialties in which some dentists choose to train and practice, in addition to or instead of general dentistry.
  2. Specialty: favoured legal subject (eg.
  3. Specialty: What type of photography this photographer specializes in.
  4. Specialty: Specialization of this store.

Phrases with Specialty

  1. specialty store
  2. medical specialty

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Specialty

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Google previewThe Bankers Magazine (1915)

The second specialty is the indicator map, which belongs to the paper line of specialties.

The third specialty is the signature blotter, which not only possesses great utility but is an addition to the office man's desk. The writer has...

The fifth specialty is a leather card case and currency fold, a very popular specialty with men.

Google previewIntroduction to Geomagnetic Fields (2003)

by Wallace H. Campbell

The second specialty is the study of geophysical processes producing remanent magnetization, geological rock sampling techniques, and the determination of dated field vector information that is representative of the Earth's fossil field ...

Google previewThe Day of the Lie: A Father Anselm Thriller (Father Anselm Thrillers) (2017)

by William Brodrick

Featuring the brilliant criminal lawyer-turned-monk/ detective whose specialty is the intersection of murderous deeds and moral questions and “reminiscent of the early works of John le Carré . . . blending sharp suspense and literary ...

Google previewFodor's Cancun and the Riviera Maya 2013 (2012)

with Cozumel and the Best of the Yucatan by Fodor's

The house specialty is the Yucatecan tikinchic, fish marinated in a sourorange sauce and cooked in a banana leaf over an open flame. There are also delicious tacos, fresh guacamole, and spicy salsa. The food (served 10 am–7 pm) may take ...

Google's Dining Out At Home Cookbook 2 (2013)

More Recipes for the Most Delicious Dishes from America's Most Popular Restaurants by Stephanie Manley

eir house specialty is the caipirinha, made from cachaça liquor—a by-product of sugar making also known as Brazilian white rum. If you cannot nd cachaça, a light rum ...

Google previewHealth Operations Management (2005)

Patient Flow Logistics in Health Care by Jan Vissers, Roger Beech

the specialty is an approximation of the number of beds available for general surgery from the total number of IC beds of the IC unit.The number of minutes of OT available matches an operating theatre session of 5 hours per day.The number ...

Google previewFodor's Spain 2013 (2012)

by Fodor's

A longrevered house specialty is the gallina trufada (truffled hen), asweetsalty recipe with Moorish roots thatincludescognac, black truffles,and nutmeg—it wasoncea common Christmas dish in westernSpain, butthe Pizarrosistersare among the ...

Google previewChemical Tradename Dictionary (1997)

by Michael Ash, Irene Ash

[PPG/Specialty Chem.] Fatty acid alkanolamides; emulsifier, detergent, solubilizer , thickener, lubricant, foam builder/stabilizer used in hard surface cleaners, dishwashes, met- alworking fluids, fiber and hair conditioners, dry cleaning, agric.

Google previewMassachusetts Historic Places Dictionary (2008)

Barnstable County-middlesex County/ Nantucket County-worcester County by Editorial Staff

Commerce — Period of Significance: 1900-1924 — Owner: Private — Historic Function: Commerce/Trade — Historic Subfunction: Specialty Store — Current Function: Commerce/Trade — Current Sub-function: Specialty Store Building at ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic Sciences (2012)

fuels lsoparaffinic products Naphthenic paraffinic products Aromatic products Normal alkane products Oxygenated solvents Others/miscellaneous Aviation gas Some specialty solvents Cyclohexane-based solvents/products Some paint and ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

is the official distributor of the Blood Type Diet Specialty Products. The product line includes a home blood type kit, the secretor test, books, educational materials, supplements, meal replacement bars, teas and ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

Blaine, WA: Specialty Technical Publishers. Mata, R., Ramberg, K., & Stuart, W. ( 2003, February 26). Loriman presentation: HIPAA implementation in Texas: Beyond the basics. Overview of HIPAA, HIPAA Security Compliance: Austin, TX. Mata ...

Google previewThe Law Lexicon, Or Dictionary of Jurisprudence (1848)

by John Jane Smith Wharton

Fee-simple estates were originally liable in the heir's hands only for the ancestor's specialty debts (*. e., debts under seal, as a bond, &c), but if the heir conveyed away the estate before action brought, the specialty creditor was without remedy, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Career Development (2006)

by Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, Gerard A. Callanan

For several professions, the initial career choices are followed by the need to choose a specialty within that profession. For example, physicians-in-training need to decide whether to specialize in pediatrics, orthopedics, psychiatry, or some ...

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Quotes about Specialty

We have had actually a decline in government service overall, but the growth is in high-tech areas, specialty areas in the Labor Department and other departments. (Alexis Herman)
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Scrabble value of S1P3E1C3I1A1L1T1Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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