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special-case

verb - transitive

  • in computing, to solve a problem or a bug by detecting for and addressing the specific circumstances that lead to it, rather than writing a more general solution.
    We're so close to shipping the software that I'm going to have to special-case this bug.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 15 2011.

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special sauce

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specialton

noun

  • a "special" (i.e. retarded) person.
    I work with a bunch specialtons in the office.

    Last edited on Nov 22 2010. Submitted by shorewalker from Great Lakes Airport, Sagola, MI 49881, USA on Nov 18 2010.

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specimen

  • a guy who looks good.
    What a specimen!

    Last edited on Jun 27 1998. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 27 1998.

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specs

noun - plural

  • eyeglasses. Abbreviated form of "spectacles".
                                                       

                                                            

    Citation from "Let's Go to the Hop", Family Guy (TV), Season 2 Episode 14 (2000) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jan 12 2012. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

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sped

adjective

  • related to special education. For example: the "sped bus" which takes mentally disabled people to school.
    Your mom rode the sped bus to school.

    Last edited on Jan 04 2002. Submitted by Pete F. from Easthampton, MA, USA on Jan 04 2002.

noun

  • any unintelligent person. From "SPecial EDucation".
    That girl is such a sped!

    Last edited on Nov 14 1999. Submitted by Elisa from IL, USA on Nov 14 1999.

  • a mentally disabled person. From "SPecial EDucation".
    Look, that sped's drooling on himself again.

    Last edited on Jun 19 2002. Submitted by Melanie G. from Millersville, MD, USA on Jun 19 2002.

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