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English definition of “special”

special

noun [C] (THING NOT USUALLY AVAILABLE)   /ˈspeʃ·əl/
something that is not usually available : There’s a two-hour special (= a television program that is not regularly shown ) on the Olympics tonight . Our restaurant’s specials today are pasta primavera, baked chicken with rice , and shrimp scampi (= these foods are not always sold ). A special is also the sale of goods at a reduced price : The store had a special on lawn furniture this week .
(Definition of special noun (THING NOT USUALLY AVAILABLE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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