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  • 1 specific — spe*cif ic (sp[ e]*s[i^]f [i^]k), a. [F. sp[ e]cifique, or NL. spesificus; L. species a particular sort or kind + facere to make. Cf. {specify}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; characterizing or constituting a species; possessing the peculiar… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 specific — spe·cif·ic /spə si fik/ adj 1: relating to a particular thing 2: intended for or restricted to a particular end or object 3: being of a particularly identified kind or nature spe·cif·i·cal·ly / i klē, kə lē/ adv spec·i·fic·i·ty …

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  • 3 Specific — can mean: * ParticularIn science, specific can denote that a measurement is expressed per unit mass (or weight): * Specific heat capacity * Specific energy * Specific impulseor is relative to a standard value: * Specific refractive index… …

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  • 4 specific — [spə sif′ik] adj. [LL specificus < L species (see SPECIES) + ficus, FIC] 1. limiting or limited; specifying or specified; precise; definite; explicit [no specific plans] 2. of or constituting a species 3. peculiar to or characteristic of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Specific — Spe*cif ic, n. 1. (Med.) A specific remedy. See {Specific}, a., 3. [1913 Webster] His parents were weak enough to believe that the royal touch was a specific for this malady. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything having peculiar adaption to the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 -specific — [spə sif′ik] combining form limited or specific to, characteristic of (a specified thing or person) [species specific] * * * …

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  • 7 specific — UK US /spəˈsɪfɪk/ adjective ► relating to one particular thing and not others: »A specific provision in the agreement stated that research materials should not be used for commercial purposes. ► clear and exact: »He wouldn t give a specific… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 8 -specific — [spə sif′ik] combining form limited or specific to, characteristic of (a specified thing or person) [species specific] …

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  • 9 specific — adj 1 *special, especial, particular, individual Antonyms: generic 2 definite, *explicit, express, categorical Analogous words: designating, naming (see DESIGNATE): *clear, lucid, perspicuous: precise, exact (see CORRECT …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 specific — ► ADJECTIVE 1) clearly defined or identified. 2) precise and clear. 3) (specific to) belonging or relating uniquely to. 4) relating to species or a species. ► NOUN (specifics) ▪ precise details …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 specific — (adj.) 1630s, having a special quality, from Fr. spécifique, from L.L. specificus constituting a species, from L. species kind, sort (see SPECIES (Cf. species)). Earlier form was specifical (early 15c.). Meaning definite, precise first recorded… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 specific — [adj] particular, distinguishing bull’s eye*, categorical, characteristic, clean cut, clear cut, cut fine*, dead on*, definite, definitive, different, distinct, downright, drawn fine, especial, exact, explicit, express, flat out*, hit nail on… …

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  • 13 specific — [[t]spɪsɪ̱fɪk[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: ADJ n You use specific to refer to a particular fixed area, problem, or subject. Massage may help to increase blood flow to specific areas of the body... There are several specific problems to be dealt with …

    English dictionary

  • 14 specific — SPECÍFIC1 s.n. Caracterul propriu particular, special al cuiva sau a ceva: notă distinctă. – fr. spécifique. Trimis de pan111, 08.07.2004. Sursa: DLRM  SPECÍFIC2, Ă, specifici, e, adj. Care este propriu, caracteristic unei fiinţe, unui lucru sau …

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  • 15 specific — adj. & n. adj. 1 clearly defined; definite (has no specific name; told me so in specific terms). 2 relating to a particular subject; peculiar (a style specific to that). 3 a of or concerning a species (the specific name for a plant). b possessing …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 specific — 01. I don t know what you mean. Can you be a bit more [specific] about what problems your car is having? 02. If you look at the [specifications] for this new sound system, you will see that they are quite impressive. 03. Politicians never get… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 specific — spe|cif|ic1 W1S1 [spıˈsıfık] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: specificus, from Latin species; SPECIES] 1.) [only before noun] a specific thing, person, or group is one particular thing, person, or group ▪ games suitable for specific… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 specific — specifically, adv. /spi sif ik/, adj. 1. having a special application, bearing, or reference; specifying, explicit, or definite: to state one s specific purpose. 2. specified, precise, or particular: a specific sum of money. 3. peculiar or proper …

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  • 19 specific — /spəˈsɪfɪk / (say spuh sifik) adjective 1. having a special application, bearing, or reference; specifying, explicit, or definite: specific mention. 2. specified, precise, or particular: a specific sum of money. 3. peculiar or proper to something …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 specific — I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin specificus, from Latin species Date: circa 1631 1. a. constituting or falling into a specifiable category b. sharing or being those properties of something that allow it to be referred to a particular category 2 …

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