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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.]
id.
use your common sense or resourcefulness
exp.
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
adj.
with advanced skills in the use of computers
exp.
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
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 .
v.
to use something (an object or a substance) in a new way: not the same as "recycle"
can sometimes be translated as "détourner"
n.
the fear of being unable to use one's mobile phone
This can happen when losing the device, when out of battery, credit or network coverage
adj.
refers to a product or service whose design, blueprint or code is free to use and modify
Examples of open source projects: Linux, Mozzila Firefox (softwares); DIY open drones (drone design), arduino (electronics)
n.
someone who does not use high-technology items or services on a daily basis
[Slang] "Amish" is the name of a religious group arisen in the 16th century, that resists modern world's changes (including technology, fashion etc.)
n.
A process by which fish are taken from a weir with the use of a net which is dipped in the water
n.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
vi.
When a large group of competing corporations hope to use the government to protect or enhance their interests.
Economic Term.
n.
innovation paradigm that assumes firms should use external ideas and/or external paths to market in their innovation process
[Tech.];[Bus.] word coined by Henry Chesbrough, who opposes this paradigm to the closed innovation one, where all the innovation process happens within the borders of the firm.
exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
conj.
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
exp.
A person including intelligent programs that uses computer or internet services often has online unique user account.
[Tech.]
n.
using a lot of people (Internet users mostly) to contribute to a collective work. For example Wikipedia uses crowdsourcing

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