noun, plural spe·cial·ties.
- a special agreement, contract, etc., expressed in an instrument under seal.
- a negotiable instrument not under seal.
- performing or performed in a manner that is unusual or not customary for a type of act, especially a performance involving dexterity or ingenuity, as a patter song: specialty actor; specialty act.
- (of a song or dance) isolated from the rest of the show: specialty number.
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Origin of specialty
Example sentences from the Web for specialty
There are specialties where interpersonal skills can take a backseat without harm to patient well-being.How One Doctor Mastered the Art of Delivering Life-Changing Diagnoses|Russell Saunders|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For one, the assignment of specialties in the military is fairly arbitrary.From War to Work: Why and How Companies Should Hire Post-9/11 Veterans|Zachary Iscol|October 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Among her specialties is helping patients with Dissociative Identity Disorder.
His specialties are attracting the sympathy of the jury for his physical pluck and amusing it with his lively wit.
Men of genius are specialties, seldom or never universalities.Nature and Culture|Harvey Rice
But all these things were exactly the young engineer's specialties.Herbert Hoover|Vernon Kellogg
The furnishing of hotels and steamboats is one of their specialties.
Besides their always coming in handy, the company grades your pay by the number of specialties you can handle.The Repairman|Harry Harrison
So will, perhaps, be that of solid matter for study, although in some specialties there may be default.
British Dictionary definitions for specialty
noun plural -ties
- a service or product specialized in, as at a restaurantroast beef was a specialty of the house
- (as modifier)a specialty dish