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special needsnoun [plural]

uk   us   specialized
the ​particular things ​needed by or ​provided to ​helppeople who have an ​illness or ​condition that makes it ​difficult for them to do the things that other ​people do: carers for ​children with ​specialneeds a ​specialneedsteacher the ​peopleincluded in this ​group, for ​example within the ​educationalsystem: a ​specialneedschild
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