What is special?

  • (adj): Having a specific function or scope.
    Example: "A special (or specific) role in the mission"
    Synonyms: limited
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on special:

Army Of The Republic Of Macedonia - Organization - Special Forces Command
... Special Forces Command controls operations of Ranger Battalion, as well as the Special Force Battalions – Wolves ...
4th Special Operations Squadron
... The 4th Special Operations Squadron (4 SOS) is part of the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Florida ... It operates AC-130U Spooky aircraft providing special operations capability ...
Khutbah - Special Occasions
... Sermons on special occasions generally contain features that are relevant to the celebrations or the natural phenomena at whose arrival they are ... Usually the verse 9 of Sūra LXVI is also recited and a special prayer called "Muḥammad's du'a"ʾ is said ... between the sermon delivered on special occasions and that delivered every Friday is that in the former the salat precedes the sermon, while in the latter the salat comes after ...
Politics Of South Korea - Administrative Divisions
... information, see Provinces of Korea and Special cities of Korea) One Special City (Teukbyeolsi, Capital City), six Metropolitan Cities (Gwangyeoksi, singular and plural.), nine Provinces (Do ...
67th Special Operations Squadron
... The 67th Special Operation Squadron is an active unit within the 352d Special Operations Group (352 SOG), United States Air Force, United States European ...

More definitions of "special":

  • (adj): Surpassing what is common or usual or expected.
    Example: "A special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?"
    Synonyms: especial, exceptional, particular
  • (adj): Added to a regular schedule.
    Example: "A special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game"
    Synonyms: extra
  • (noun): A dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant.
  • (adj): First and most important.
    Example: "His special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
    Synonyms: particular
  • (noun): A television production that features a particular person or work or topic.
    Example: "The last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight"
  • (adj): Unique or specific to a person or thing or category.
    Example: "The special features of a computer"; "my own special chair"
    Synonyms: particular, peculiar
  • (adj): Adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose.
    Example: "A special kind of paint"; "a special medication for arthritis"
  • (noun): A special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising.
    Example: "They are having a special on pork chops"
  • (adj): For a special service or occasion.
    Example: "A special correspondent"; "a special adviser to the committee"; "had to get special permission for the event"

Famous quotes containing the word special:

    Mr. Christian, it is about time for many people to begin to come to the White House to discuss different phases of the coal strike. When anybody comes, if his special problem concerns the state, refer him to the governor of Pennsylvania. If his problem has a national phase, refer him to the United States Coal Commission. In no event bring him to me.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)

    A special feature of the structure of our book is the monstrous but perfectly organic part that eavesdropping plays in it.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    People generally will soon understand that writers should be judged, not according to rules and species, which are contrary to nature and art, but according to the immutable principles of the art of composition, and the special laws of their individual temperaments.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)