U.S. Army personnel trained to organize, instruct, supply, and supervise indigenous forces engaged in guerrilla warfare and counterinsurgency operations, and to themselves conduct unconventional warfare.
élite, highly trained military forces, specially selected to work on difficult missions
See special ops
noun 1. (in the U.S. Postal Service) the handling of third- and fourth-class mail as first-class upon the payment of a fee.
- Special-interest group
[spesh-uh l in-ter-ist, in-trist] /ˈspɛʃ əl ˈɪn tər ɪst, ˈɪn trɪst/ noun 1. Also called special interest. a body of persons, corporation, or industry that seeks or receives benefits or privileged treatment, especially through legislation. 2. Digital Technology. a subgroup within a user group where members share information or research in specialized fields. Abbreviation: SIG.
[spesh-uh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌspɛʃ ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of specializing, or pursuing a particular line of study or work: Medical students with high student loans often feel driven into specialization. 2. Biology. the adaptation of an organism or organ to a special function or environment: Basic biology suggests the selective pressures leading to […]
verb (used without object), specialized, specializing. 1. to pursue some special line of study, work, etc.; have a specialty: The doctor specializes in gastroenterology. 2. Biology. (of an organism or one of its organs) to be adapted to a special function or environment. verb (used with object), specialized, specializing. 3. to render special or specific; […]