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special

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈspeʃəl/
TELEVISION a television programme made for a particular reason or occasion and not part of a series: The Christmas special had 24.3 million viewers.Broadcasting in general
FOOD a dish in a restaurant that is not usually available: Today's specials are written on the board.Meals and parts of mealsRestaurants and cafes
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