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1. denoting or relating to the education of physically or mentally handicapped children
2. Austral history slang a convict given special treatment on account of his education, social class, etc.
3. short for special constable
4. Austral, NZ, US and Canadian informal an item in a store that is advertised at a reduced price; a loss leader


(language, specification)
A specification language developed at SRI around 1976.

["SPECIAL - A Specification and Assertion Language", L. Robinson et al, TR CSL-46, SRI, Jan 1977].


A very abused English word in the information industry. Phrases such as "it is a special type of format" or "it uses a special code for that purpose" are found frequently in documentation. However, anything that is newly created to solve a problem is merely another solution. What makes something special is that it is way out of the ordinary, not just one more approach to the same problem. See specialty software.
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According to the package, the specially authorized courts, which have played a critical role in many major trials, particularly some historic coup trials, will be completely abolished.
12 SPECIALLY SELECTED PRAWN AND VEGETABLE COLLECTION With vegetable wantons, spring rolls and prawn samosas, there's something for everyone.
The question on seeking details of specially abled people was first included in the census of 2001.
Since LON Works virtually mirrors the traditional electrical systems in place, specially designed educational programs are essential in supporting this safety effort.
For insurers and brokers who must comply with the sanctions, some fairly basic insurance transactions with persons or firms in targeted countries or on the Specially Designated Nationals are be prohibited.
A third kind of glass panel system, specially developed with Siemens for the project, forms an outer protective skin for the Design Centre that was minutely calculated by computer to respond to the seasonal angle of the sun.
The law governing specially adapted housing is intended to assist certain disabled veterans in acquiring an accessible home that meets their needs.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Turkish justice minister has said the government is moving to lift specially authorized courts with a new regulation and that finalized investigations under these courts won't be affected.
ABERDEEN ANGUS STEAK MINCE MEXICAN BURGERS Ingredients 1 pack Specially Selected Aberdeen Angus Steak Mince (500g) 400g Hunters tinned chilli con carne 1 pack of KB Bakeries cheese topped rolls 2 baking potatoes, cut into eight wedges per potato 1 pack Solesta sour cream and chive dip (170g) 1 ripe avocado Juice of ' a lemon or lime Dash of Solesta olive oil (store cupboard) Method Brush the potatoes with the oil and cook on the BBQ or under the grill, turning to ensure they cook evenly.
This solution combines specially developed Polytrend 700 System Colors with specially developed volumetric blending and mixing devices to enable the customer to create a specific or unique color on their own with no lead time.

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