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Spacial vs. Special

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Spacialadjective

See Spatial.

Specialadjective

Distinguished by a unique or unusual quality.

‘a special episode of a television series’;

Spacialadjective

pertaining to or involving or having the nature of space;

‘the first dimension to concentrate on is the spatial one’; ‘spatial ability’; ‘spatial awareness’; ‘the spatial distribution of the population’;

Specialadjective

Of particular personal interest or value; dear; beloved.

‘Everyone is special to someone.’;

Specialadjective

(euphemistic) Retarded; mentally handicapped

‘He goes to a special school.’;

Specialadjective

Constituting or relating to a species.

‘The seven dark spots is a special property unique to Coccinella septempunctata.’;

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Specialadjective

Chief in excellence.

Specialadjective

(military) Of or related to special forces.

Specialnoun

A reduction in consumer cost (usually for a limited time) for items or services rendered.

‘We're running a special on turkey for Thanksgiving.’;

Specialnoun

(broadcasting) Unusual or exceptional episode of a series.

‘Did you see the Christmas special?’;

Specialnoun

A special constable.

Specialnoun

Anything that is not according to normal practice, plan, or schedule, as an unscheduled run of transportation that is normally scheduled.

‘Thousands came to see the special that carried the President's coffin.’;

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Specialnoun

(video games) Special move.

Specialnoun

Any unlicensed medicine produced or obtained for a specific individual patient.

Specialverb

(nursing) To supervise a patient one-on-one.

Specialadjective

Of or pertaining to a species; constituting a species or sort.

‘A special is called by the schools a "species".’;

Specialadjective

Particular; peculiar; different from others; extraordinary; uncommon.

‘Our Savior is represented everywhere in Scripture as the special patron of the poor and the afficted.’; ‘To this special evil an improvement of style would apply a special redress.’;

Specialadjective

Appropriate; designed for a particular purpose, occasion, or person; as, a special act of Parliament or of Congress; a special sermon.

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Specialadjective

Limited in range; confined to a definite field of action, investigation, or discussion; as, a special dictionary of commercial terms; a special branch of study.

Specialadjective

Chief in excellence.

‘The king hath drawnThe special head of all the land together.’;

Specialnoun

A particular.

Specialnoun

One appointed for a special service or occasion.

Specialnoun

a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising;

‘they are having a special on pork chops’;

Specialnoun

a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant

Specialnoun

a television production that features a particular person or work or topic;

‘the last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight’;

Specialadjective

unique or specific to a person or thing or category;

‘the particular demands of the job’; ‘has a paraticular preference for Chinese art’; ‘a peculiar bond of sympathy between them’; ‘an expression peculiar to Canadians’; ‘rights peculiar to the rich’; ‘the special features of a computer’; ‘my own special chair’;

Specialadjective

for a special service or occasion;

‘a special correspondent’; ‘a special adviser to the committee’; ‘had to get special permission for the event’;

Specialadjective

surpassing what is common or usual or expected;

‘he paid especial attention to her’; ‘exceptional kindness’; ‘a matter of particular and unusual importance’; ‘a special occasion’; ‘a special reason to confide in her’; ‘what's so special about the year 2000?’;

Specialadjective

adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose;

‘a special kind of paint’; ‘a special medication for arthritis’;

Specialadjective

having a specific function or scope;

‘a special (or specific) role in the mission’;

Specialadjective

first and most important;

‘his special interest is music’; ‘she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work’;

Specialadjective

added to a regular schedule;

‘a special holiday flight’; ‘put on special buses for the big game’;

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