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Definition of especial adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

especial

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ɪˈspɛʃl//
 
[only before noun] (formal)
 
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greater or better than usual; special in some way or for a particular group a matter of especial importance The lecture will be of especial interest to history students. compare special
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