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Meaning of “specialty” in the English Dictionary

"specialty" in British English

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specialtynoun [C]

uk   /ˈspeʃ.əl.ti/ US
(UK speciality) a ​product that is ​extremely good in a ​particularplace: Oysters are a local specialty of the ​area. Paella is a specialty of the ​house (= a ​food that is ​unusually good in a ​particularrestaurant). (UK speciality, or specialism) a ​subject that someone ​knows a lot about: His specialty is ​taxlaw.
(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 ​particularskill: Her specialty is ​heartsurgery. The company’s specialty is high-performance ​cars.
  • specialty noun [C] (PRODUCT)

a ​product that is ​unusually good in a ​particularplace: 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   us   /ˈspeʃəlti/ 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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