Definitions for: Specialty

[n] the special line of work you have adopted as your career; "his specialization is gastroenterology"
[n] a distinguishing trait
[n] an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"

Webster (1913) Definition: Spe"cial*ty, n.; pl. Specialties. [F.
sp['e]cialit['e]. Cf. Speciality.]
1. Particularity.

Specialty of rule hath been neglected. --Shak.

2. A particular or peculiar case. [Obs.]

3. (Law) A contract or obligation under seal; a contract by
deed; a writing, under seal, given as security for a debt
particularly specified. --Chitty. --Bouvier. --Wharton
(Law Dict.).

Let specialties be therefore drawn between us.

4. That for which a person is distinguished, in which he is
specially versed, or which he makes an object of special
attention; a speciality.

Men of boundless knowledge, like Humbold, must have
had once their specialty, their pet subject. --C.

Synonyms: distinctiveness, forte, long suit, metier, peculiarity, specialisation, specialism, speciality, speciality, specialization, specialness, strength, strong point, strong suit

Antonyms: weak point

See Also: asset, calling, career, foible, green fingers, green thumb, idiosyncrasy, individualism, individuality, individuation, mannerism, plus, vocation

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