specially
adverb Date: 14th century 1. in a special manner <
treated her friends specially
>
2. a. for a special purpose <
dresses made specially for the occasion
>
b. in particular ; specifically <
made specially for you
>
3. especially 2 <
makes a specially fine curry
>
<
was specially pleased with the gift
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • specially — [spesh′əl ē] adv. 1. in a special manner; particularly 2. for a special purpose …   English World dictionary

  • specially — especial, especially, special, specially 1. There is no longer any great difficulty with especial because special has all but driven it out, although it is still used occasionally to refer principally to exceptional personal qualities or… …   Modern English usage

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  • specially — adv. Specially is used with these adjectives: ↑organized, ↑shaped, ↑trained Specially is used with these verbs: ↑arrange, ↑breed, ↑coat, ↑commission, ↑compose, ↑design, ↑designate, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

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