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      n   a person recruited for temporary or occasional police duties, esp. in time of emergency  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
1    distinguished, set apart from, or excelling others of its kind  
2    prenominal   designed or reserved for a particular purpose  
a special tool for working leather     
3    not usual or commonplace  
4    prenominal   particular or primary  
his special interest was music     
5    denoting or relating to the education of physically or mentally handicapped children  
a special school     
6    a special person or thing, such as an extra edition of a newspaper or a train reserved for a particular purpose  
7    a dish or meal given prominence, esp. at a low price, in a café, etc.  
8      (Austral. history, slang)   a convict given special treatment on account of his education, social class, etc.  
9       short for       special constable  
10      (Austral., N.Z., U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   an item in a store that is advertised at a reduced price; a loss leader  
      vb   , -cials, -cialling, -cialled   tr  
11      (N.Z.)  
informal   to advertise and sell (an item) at a reduced price  
we are specialling butter this week     
     (C13: from Old French especial, from Latin specialis individual, special, from species appearance, species)  
  specially      adv  
  specialness      n  
See at especial  

B Special  
      n   a member of a part-time largely Protestant police force formerly functioning in Northern Ireland  
Special Air Service  
      n   a regiment in the British Army specializing in clandestine operations  
special assessment  
      n   (in the U.S.) a special charge levied on property owners by a county or municipality to help pay the costs of a civic improvement that increases the value of their property  
Special Boat Service  
      n   a unit of the Royal Marines specializing in reconnaissance and sabotage  
Special Branch  
      n   (in Britain) the department of the police force that is concerned with political security  
special case  
      n     (Law)   an agreed written statement of facts submitted by litigants to a court for a decision on a point of law  
special clearing  
      n     (Banking)   (in Britain) the clearing of a cheque through a bank in less than the usual three days, for an additional charge  
special constable  
      n   a person recruited for temporary or occasional police duties, esp. in time of emergency  
special delivery  
      n   the delivery of a piece of mail outside the time of a scheduled delivery  
special drawing rights  
      pl n   sometimes caps   the reserve assets of the International Monetary Fund on which member nations may draw in proportion to their contribution to the Fund,   (Abbrev.)    SDRs  
special effects  
      pl n     (Films)   techniques used in the production of scenes that cannot be achieved by normal techniques  
special jury  
      n   (formerly) a jury whose members were drawn from some profession or rank of society as well as possessing the usual qualifications for jury service  
special licence  
      n     (Brit)   a licence permitting a marriage to take place by dispensing with the usual legal conditions  
special pleading  
      n     (Law)  
1    a pleading that alleges new facts that offset those put forward by the other side rather than directly admitting or denying those facts  
2    a pleading that emphasizes the favourable aspects of a case while omitting the unfavourable  
special privilege  
      n   a legally endorsed privilege granted exclusively to some individual or group  
special school  
      n     (Brit)   a school for children who are unable to benefit from ordinary schooling because they have learning difficulties, physical or mental handicaps, etc.  
special sort  
      n     (Printing)   a character, such as an accented letter, that is not a usual member of any fount,   (Also called)    peculiar, arbitrary  
special team  
      n     (American football)   any of several predetermined permutations of the players within a team that play in situations, such as kick offs and attempts at field goals, where the standard offensive and defensive formations are not appropriate  
special theory of relativity  
      n   the theory proposed in 1905 by Einstein, which assumes that the laws of physics are equally valid in all nonaccelerated frames of reference and that the speed of electromagnetic radiation in free space has the same value for all inertial observers. It leads to the idea of a space-time continuum and the equivalence of mass and energy. In combination with quantum mechanics it forms the basis of the theory of elementary particles,   (Also called)    special relativity      See also       general theory of relativity       Einstein's law       1  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    distinguished, especial, exceptional, extraordinary, festive, gala, important, memorable, momentous, one in a million, out of the ordinary, red-letter, significant, uncommon, unique, unusual  
2    appropriate, certain, characteristic, distinctive, especial, individual, particular, peculiar, precise, specialized, specific  
3    chief, main, major, particular, primary  
   common, everyday, general, humdrum, mediocre, multi-purpose, no great shakes     (informal)   normal, ordinary, routine, run-of-the-mill, undistinctive, undistinguished, unexceptional, unspecialized, usual  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
basic, standard, with no special features
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
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 .
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
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