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special educationnoun [U]

 us   /ˈspeʃ·əl ˌedʒ·əˈkeɪ·ʃən/ (short form special ed,  /ˈspeʃ·əl ˈed/ )
education for ​children with ​physical or ​mentalproblems, who need to be ​taught in a different way
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