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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spe·ci·al·i·ty /ˌspɛʃiˈæləti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spe·ci·al·i·ty n.; pl. Specialities
 1. A particular or peculiar case; a particularity.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
           [syn: forte, strong suit, long suit, metier, specialty,
            strong point, strength] [ant: weak point]
      2: a distinguishing trait [syn: peculiarity, specialness, specialty,
      3: the special line of work you have adopted as your career;
         "his specialization is gastroenterology" [syn: specialization,
          specialisation, specialty, specialism]