Specialism to Spectacled

(Spe"cial*ism) n. Devotion to a particular and restricted part or branch of knowledge, art, or science; as, medical specialism.

(Spe"cial*ist) n. One who devotes himself to some specialty; as, a medical specialist, one who devotes himself to diseases of particular parts of the body, as the eye, the ear, the nerves, etc.

(Spe`ci*al"i*ty) n.; pl. Specialities [See Special, and Specialty.]

1. A particular or peculiar case; a particularity. Sir M. Hale.

2. (Law) See Specialty, 3.

3. The special or peculiar mark or characteristic of a person or thing; that for which a person is specially distinguished; an object of special attention; a special occupation or object of attention; a specialty.

On these two general heads all other specialities are depedent.

Strive, while improving your one talent, to enrich your whole capital as a man. It is in this way that you escape from the wretched narrow-mindedness which is the characteristic of every one who cultivates his speciality.
Ld. Lytton.

We 'll say, instead, the inconsequent creature man, -
For that'a his speciality.
Mrs. Browning.

Think of this, sir, . . . remote from the impulses of passion, and apart from the specialities — if I may use that strong remark — of prejudice.

4. An attribute or quality peculiar to a species.

(Spe`cial*i*za"tion) n.

1. The act of specializing, or the state of being spezialized.

2. (Biol.) The setting apart of a particular organ for the performance of a particular function. Darwin.

(Spe"cial*ize) v. t.

1. To mention specially; to particularize.

2. To apply to some specialty or limited object; to assign to a specific use; as, specialized knowledge.

3. (Biol.) To supply with an organ or organs having a special function or functions.

(Spe"cial*ly), adv.

1. In a special manner; particularly; especially. Chaucer.

2. For a particular purpose; as, a meeting of the legislature is specially summoned.

(Spe"cial*ty) n.; pl. Specialties [F. spécialité. Cf. Speciality.]

1. Particularity.

Specialty of rule hath been neglected.

2. A particular or peculiar case. [Obs.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

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