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Adjective: special  spe-shul
  1. Unique or specific to a person or thing or category
    "the special features of a computer"; "my own special chair";
    - particular, peculiar
  2. For a special service or occasion
    "a special correspondent"; "a special adviser to the committee"; "had to get special permission for the event"
  3. Surpassing what is common, usual or expected
    "a special occasion"; "what's so special about the year 2000?";
    - especial, exceptional, particular
  4. Adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose
    "a special kind of paint"; "a special medication for arthritis"
  5. Having a specific function or scope
    "a special role in the mission";
    - limited
  6. First and most important
    "his special interest is music"; "she gets special satisfaction from her volunteer work";
    - particular
  7. Added to a regular schedule
    "a special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game";
    - extra
Noun: special  spe-shul
  1. A special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising
    "they are having a special on pork chops"
  2. A dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant
  3. A television production that features a particular person, work or topic
    "the last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight"

Derived forms: specials

See also: extraordinary, primary, specialised [Brit], specialized, specific, uncommon, unscheduled

Type of: dish, offer, offering, television program, television show, TV program, TV show

Encyclopedia: Special