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.
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]