Origin of special
synonym study for special
usage note for special
The phrase special needs is somewhat more accepted, but is less common than it used to be. Instead, when possible, make reference to the specific disability in question. However, the fixed expression special education is still an official designation in public education and continues to be used, even by speakers who otherwise avoid special and its compounds.
usage note for special
OTHER WORDS FROM specialspe·cial·ly, adverbin·ter·spe·cial, adjectivenon·spe·cial, adjective, nounsu·per·spe·cial, adjective, noun
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How to use special in a sentence
Bradford hustled, advertising her specials on Facebook and calling around to nonprofits and municipal agencies, asking if anyone needed food delivered.The Big Corporate Rescue and the America That’s Too Small to Save|by Lydia DePillis, Justin Elliott and Paul Kiel|September 12, 2020|ProPublica
GW Ori has long been an exemplar for all the special dynamical effects that go on in such a system.A strange dusty disk could hide a planet betwixt three stars|Paola Rosa-Aquino|September 11, 2020|Popular-Science
The rider with the most such points at the end of the Tour is named “King of the Mountains” and gets to wear a special polka dot jersey.
There are special places like that, like Floriana up the street, or Martin’s Tavern over in Georgetown.
The congressional model uses 265 variables in the House and 201 in the Senate spanning each non-special congressional election from 2006 until 2020.The Forecast: The Methodology Behind Our 2020 Election Model|Daniel Malloy|September 10, 2020|Ozy
As for the federal authorities, they have made themselves available but the clergy have not requested special protection.
At the same time, campaigns are spending less while the special-interest groups are spending more.
The off-year special election into which Duke threw himself drew little media notice at first.
All of the big cats have a special mystique, but perhaps none more so than the tiger.
It all sounds a bit dramatic, but that cactus feels like something special.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For this use of the voice in the special service of will-power, or propelling force, it is necessary first to test its freedom.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Diplococci without capsules are common in the sputum, but have no special significance.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Will the new issues promptly retire when their special task is over?Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Instead of the expected general amnesty, only a few special pardons were granted.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
The result of this mission was eminently successful; a special treaty was drawn up and Spain sold Louisiana to France.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison