an election that is held when a lawmaker dies, resigns, or is expelled from office in mid-term
- Special english
noun a 1,500-word vocabulary and short, simple phrases without the idioms and clichés of colloquial English, broadcasters speak at about two-thirds the speed of conversational English Examples Special English was developed nearly 50 years ago as a radio experiment to spread American news and cultural information to people outside the United States who have no […]
plural noun 1. 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. special forces plural noun 1. élite, highly trained military forces, specially selected to work on difficult missions noun, adjective 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.