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special  

  ( specials    plural  )
1       adj   Someone or something that is special is better or more important than other people or things.  
You're very special to me, darling..., There are strong arguments for holidays at Easter and Christmas because these are special occasions..., My special guest will be comedian Ben Elton.     
2       adj   Special means different from normal.  
ADJ n     (Antonym: normal)    In special cases, a husband can deduct the travel expenses of his wife who accompanies him on a business trip..., So you didn't notice anything special about him?...     
3       adj   You use special to describe someone who is officially appointed or who has a particular position specially created for them.  
ADJ n  
Frank Deford is a special correspondent for Newsweek magazine.     
4       adj   Special institutions are for people who have serious physical or mental problems.  
ADJ n  
Police are still searching for a convicted rapist, who escaped from Broadmoor special hospital yesterday.     
5       adj   You use special to describe something that relates to one particular person, group, or place.  
ADJ n   (=unique)  
Every anxious person will have his or her own special problems or fears., ...it requires a very special brand of courage to fight dictators.     
6       n-count   A special is a product, programme, or meal which is not normally available, or which is made for a particular purpose.  
...complaints about the BBC's Hallowe'en special, `Ghostwatch'..., Grocery stores have to offer enough specials to bring people into the store.     


Special Branch     
The Special Branch is the department of the British police that is concerned with political security and deals with things such as terrorism and visits by foreign leaders.      n-proper   oft the N  
special education     
Special education is teaching for pupils who need extra help with their studies.      n-uncount   oft N n  
The school has a special education unit.     
special effect        ( special effects    plural  ) In film, special effects are unusual pictures or sounds that are created by using special techniques.      n-count   usu pl  
...a Hollywood horror film with special effects that are not for the nervous.     
special needs     
People with special needs are people who need special help or care, for example because they are physically or mentally disabled.  
  (BRIT)      n-plural   oft N n  
...a school for children with special needs.     
special offer        ( special offers    plural  ) A special offer is a product, service, or programme that is offered at reduced prices or rates.      n-count  
Ask about special offers on our new 2-week holidays.     
special pleading     
If someone is using special pleading, they are trying to persuade you to do something by only telling you the facts that support their case.      n-uncount  
The Secretary of State has given in to special pleading.     
special school        ( special schools    plural  ) A special school is a school for children who have some kind of serious physical or mental problem.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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adj.
basic, standard, with no special features
[Bus.]
exp.
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
exp.
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
n.
an agreement through which one of the parties is offered very advantageous conditions because of the special relation with the partner
[Bus.] most frequently ,"sweetheart deal" has a negative connotation implying the idea of illegality or immorality .
exp.
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
n.
device combining the features of a smartphone and a tablet, with a size in the middle
[Bus.];[Comp.] like Samsung Galaxy Note
adj.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
exp.
Security features of encryption and protection in advance form of web storage.
[Tech.]

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