Significado de “special” - Diccionario inglés

special en inglés británico

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specialadjective

uk /ˈspeʃ.əl/ us /ˈspeʃ.əl/

special adjective (NOT USUAL)

A2 not ordinary or usual:

The car has a number of special safety features.
Is there anything special that you'd like to do today?
Passengers should tell the airline in advance if they have any special dietary needs.
I don't expect special treatment - I just want to be treated fairly.
Full details of the election results will be published in a special edition of tomorrow's newspaper.
I have a suit for special occasions.
There's a special offer on peaches (UK also peaches are on special offer) (= they are being sold at a reduced price) this week.

A2 especially great or important, or having a quality that most similar things or people do not have:

Could I ask you a special favour?
I'm cooking something special for her birthday.

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special adjective (PARTICULAR)

B1 [ before noun ] having a particular purpose:

Firefighters use special breathing equipment in smoky buildings.
Some of the children have special educational needs.
You need special tyres on your car for snow.
She works as a special adviser to the president.

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specialnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈspeʃ.əl/ us /ˈspeʃ.əl/

a television programme that is made for a particular reason or occasion and is not part of a series:

a three-hour election night special

a dish that is available in a restaurant on a particular day that is not usually available:

Today's specials are written on the board.

mainly US a product that is being sold at a reduced price for a short period:

Today's specials include T-shirts for only $2.99.

(Definición de special de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

special en inglés americano

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specialadjective

us /ˈspeʃ·əl/

special adjective (NOT USUAL)

not ordinary or usual:

a special occasion
The car has a number of special safety features.
Is there anything special you’d like to do today?

Special can also mean unusually great or important:

You’re very special to me.

special adjective (PARTICULAR)

[ not gradable ] having a particular purpose:

Kevin goes to a special school for the blind.
She’s a special correspondent for National Public Radio.

specialnoun [ C ]

us /ˈspeʃ·əl/

special noun [ C ] (THING NOT USUALLY AVAILABLE)

something that is not usually available:

There’s a two-hour special (= a television program that is not regularly shown) on the Olympics tonight.
Our restaurant’s specials today are pasta primavera, baked chicken with rice, and shrimp scampi (= these foods are not always sold).

A special is also the sale of goods at a reduced price:

The store had a special on lawn furniture this week.

(Definición de special de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

special en inglés de negocios

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specialadjective

uk /ˈspeʃəl/ us

not ordinary or usual:

Hongkong has a special relationship with the world's financial markets.

having a particular purpose:

specialnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈspeʃəl/ us

a product that is being sold at a reduced price for a short period:

a special on sth This week we have a special on children's toys.

(Definición de special de Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)