speciality

speciality
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Particular skill, etc.
Nouns
1. speciality, individuality, originality, particularity, peculiarity, distinction; state, trait, feature, mark, stamp, property, attribute (see attribution); identity, character (see intrinsic); personality, characteristic, hallmark, tendency, mannerism, trick, idiosyncrasy, the nature of the beast, je ne sais quoi; fingerprint, voice print; aroma, mystique, aura, charisma; technicality, singularity (see unconformity). See difference, unity.
2. specialty, specialization; hobby, métier; specialist. Informal, keynote, bit.
3. particulars, details, items, counts, circumstances, ins and outs.
4. I, self, I myself, me, ego, psyche. Informal, number one. See identity.
Verbs — specialize, specify, be specific, particularize, individualize, individuate, realize; pick out, designate, lay or put one's finger on, name, detail, earmark, show clearly, clarify; give particulars, go into detail, come to thepoint. Informal, get down to cases or brass tacks.
Adjectives — special, particular, individual, specific, singular, exceptional, extraordinary, original, unique, uncommon, unlike, picked, marked, distinct, distinctive, sui generis; proper, own, personal, private, privy, partial, party; respective, certain, definite, express, determinate, detailed, diagnostic; especial, esoteric, endemic, idiomatic, idiosyncratic, characteristic, charismatic; in character, true to form, appropriate, typical, exclusive, several; tailor-made, made to measure or order. See exclusion.
Adverbs — specially, in particular, on or for my part, personally, ad hominem; each, apiece, one by one, severally, individually, respectively, each to each; seriatim, in detail, bit by bit; namely, that is to say, videlicet, viz., to wit.
Phrases — the devil is in the details; there are tricks in every trade.
Quotations — We can't all do everything (Virgil), Little things affect little minds (Benjamin Disraeli), Men who love wisdom should acquaint themselves with a great many particulars (Heraclitus), Each man for himself (Geoffrey Chaucer).
Antonyms, see generality.

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