Constituting or relating to a species. (adjective)
A reduction in consumer cost (usually for a limited time) for items or services rendered. (noun)
Unusual or exceptional episode of a series (noun)
A special constable. (noun)
Anything that is not according to normal practice, plan, or schedule, as an unscheduled run of transportation that is normally scheduled. (noun)
Examples of word special
By the term Â“specialÂ” a special mechanical version, special light source or special optical equipment of a lighting fitting is understood.
In suggesting or moving that the committee be a special one, the word Â“specialÂ” is not generally used, the motion being made to refer the question to a committee of five, or any other number, which makes it a special committee; that is, not a standing committee.
The term special markets is used interchangeably with Negro market to describe the Pepsi-Cola campaign, even though the sales team was in the process of redefining its meaning.
Now anytime you hear the term "special purpose vehicle," or "special investment vehicle," or anything that is "special" in the finance world, plug your ears and run the other way.
John Major might think the term "special relationship" outdated, but the UK Border officials could certainly learn a few things from their American counterparts.