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SPECIALTY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does specialty mean? 

SPECIALTY (noun)
  The noun SPECIALTY has 3 senses:

1. an asset of special worth or utility
2. a distinguishing trait
3. the special line of work you have adopted as your career

  Familiarity information: SPECIALTY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPECIALTY (noun)


Sense 1specialty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An asset of special worth or utility

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

strong point; specialty; speciality; metier; forte; long suit; strong suit; strength

Context example:

cooking is his forte

Hypernyms ("specialty" is a kind of...):

asset; plus (a useful or valuable quality)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "specialty"):

green fingers; green thumb (a special ability to make plants grow)


Sense 2specialty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A distinguishing trait

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

distinctiveness; specialness; specialty; speciality; peculiarity

Hypernyms ("specialty" is a kind of...):

individualism; individuality; individuation (the quality of being individual)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "specialty"):

foible; idiosyncrasy; mannerism (a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual)


Sense 3specialty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The special line of work you have adopted as your career

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

specialism; specialization; specialisation; speciality; specialty

Context example:

his specialization is gastroenterology

Hypernyms ("specialty" is a kind of...):

calling; career; vocation (the particular occupation for which you are trained)


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