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English definition of “special”

special

noun [C]     /ˈspeʃ.əl/
a television programme that is made for a particular reason or occasion and is not part of a series : a three-hour election night specialProgrammes and other broadcasts a dish that is available in a restaurant on a particular day that is not usually available : Today's specials are written on the board .Restaurants and cafesSavoury dishes mainly US a product that is being sold at a reduced price for a short period : Today's specials include T-shirts for only $2.99.Products and producersBuying and selling in generalValue and price decreases
(Definition of special noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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