Special may refer to:
*Special needs, a diagnosis used to classify children as needing more services than those children without special needs
*Special teams, units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal and extra point attempts
*Television special, a television program, typically a short film or television movie, which interrupts or temporarily replaces scheduled programming
*Very special episode, an advertising term for an episode of a television program that deals with a serious and/or controversial social issue
*Special effects, visual effects used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to create scenes that cannot be achieved by normal means
* Adcox Special, a biplane built in Portland, Oregon in 1929
*The SPECIAL System, the character creation system of the computer role-playing game "Fallout"
*A special constable, a volunteer police officer
*Special relationship is a phrase originating in the United Kingdom used to characterise what British advocates view as the positive political, diplomatic, historical, and relations between the United States and member nations of the Commonwealth of Nations or the United Kingdom.

In music:
*The Specials, a British Two Tone band formed in 1977 in Coventry
*"Special" (Garbage song), a 1998 song by Garbage
*"Special" (Mew song), a 2006 single by Danish indie band Mew
*"Special" (Stephen Lynch song), a song off of Stephen Lynch's debut album A Little Bit Special

In film and television:
*"Special" (Lost), an episode of the TV series "Lost"
*Special (lighting), a stage light that is used for a single, specific purpose
*"Special" (2003 film), a 2003 film
*"Special" (film), a 2006 film about a man who believes he is a superhero.
*"The Specials" (film), a 2000 film about a group of superheroes on holiday.

Special may also be:
* A special price, a form of discounts and allowances
* A kit car or one-off home built vehicle.
* A euphemism for someone with a mental disability
* A draught beer sold in Scotland, colloquially known as "heavy"; as distinct from other beers being "export" and lager

ee also

* Special forces (disambiguation)
* Specialization

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