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"specialty" in British English

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specialtynoun [C]

uk   /ˈspeʃ.əl.ti/ /ˈspeʃ.əl.ti/ US
UK speciality a product that is extremely good in a particular place: Oysters are a local specialty of the area. Paella is a specialty of the house (= a food that is unusually good in a particular restaurant).
UK speciality, or specialism a subject that someone knows a lot about: His specialty is tax law.
(Definition of specialty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"specialty" in American English

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specialtynoun [C]

us   /ˈspeʃ·əl·ti/ Br speciality, /ˌspeʃ·iˈæl·ɪ·t̬i/
  • specialty noun [C] (SUBJECT)

the subject of one’s study or work, or a particular skill: Her specialty is heart surgery. The company’s specialty is high-performance cars.
  • specialty noun [C] (PRODUCT)

a product that is unusually good in a particular place: Oysters are a local specialty. Paella is the specialty of the house at this restaurant.
(Definition of specialty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"specialty" in Business English

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specialtynoun, adjective

uk   /ˈspeʃəlti/ us   US
→  speciality
(Definition of specialty from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “specialty”
in Chinese (Simplified) (地方)特产…
in Chinese (Traditional) (地方)特產…
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“specialty” in American English

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