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Meaning of "special" in Essential American English Dictionary

special

adjective   /ˈspeʃ·əl/
A2 better or more important than usual things: I’m cooking something special for her birthday.
B1 different from normal things, or used for one purpose: You need to use a special kind of paint on metal.
special attention/treatment
treatment that is better than usual
special offer
B1 a price that is lower than usual: There’s a special offer on wine this week.
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