Specialty vs Peculiarity - What's the difference?

specialty | peculiarity |


As nouns the difference between specialty and peculiarity

is that specialty is that in which one specializes; a chosen expertise or talent while peculiarity is the quality or state of being peculiar; individuality; singularity.

specialty

English

Alternative forms

* speciality

Noun

(specialties)
  • That in which one specializes; a chosen expertise or talent.
  • They cook well overall, but their true specialty is pasta.
  • * Charles Kingsley:
  • Men of boundless knowledge, like Humbold, must have had once their specialty , their pet subject.
  • (obsolete) particularity
  • * Shakespeare:
  • Specialty of rule hath been neglected.
  • A particular or peculiar case.
  • An attribute or quality peculiar to a species.
  • (legal) A contract or obligation under seal; a contract by deed; a writing, under seal, given as security for a debt particularly specified.
  • (Bouvier)
  • * Shakespeare
  • Let specialties be therefore drawn between us.
  • * Joseph Chitty
  • peculiarity

    English

    Noun

    (peculiarities)
  • The quality or state of being peculiar; individuality; singularity.
  • That which is peculiar; a special and distinctive characteristic or habit; particularity.
  • * 1853 , , Villette , Chapter 4:
  • I had often heard of Miss Marchmont, and of her peculiarities (she had the character of being very eccentric), but till now had never seen her.
  • Exclusive possession or right.