specify

  • 1 specify — spe‧ci‧fy [ˈspesfaɪ] verb specified PTandPP [transitive] to state something in an exact and detailed way: • It is useful to specify the due date for payment. • The work must be completed within the specified period agreed in the contract.… …

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  • 2 Specify — Spec i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Specified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Specifying}.] [F. sp[ e]cifier, or OF. especifier, fr. LL. specificare. See {Species}, { fy}.] To mention or name, as a particular thing; to designate in words so as to distinguish from …

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  • 3 specify — [spes′ə fī΄] vt. specified, specifying [ME specifien < OFr specifier < LL specificare < specificus,SPECIFIC] 1. to mention, describe, or define in detail; state definitely [to specify the time and place] 2. to include as an item in a set …

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  • 4 specify — I verb advert to, circumscribe, cite, clearly define, demarcate, denotare, designate, detail, differentiate, disclose, enumerare, enumerate, explain, express, give full particulars, go into detail, indicate, instance, itemize, list, mark out,… …

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  • 5 specify — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. specifier (13c.), from L.L. specificare mention particularly, from specifus (see SPECIFIC (Cf. specific)). Related: Specified; specifying …

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  • 6 specify — *mention, name, instance Analogous words: cite, *quote: stipulate (see corresponding noun under CONDITION) …

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  • 7 specify — [v] designate; decide definitely be specific, blueprint*, button down*, cite, come to the point, condition, define, detail, determine, draw a picture*, enumerate, establish, finger*, fix, get down to brass tacks*, get to the point*, go into… …

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  • 8 specify — ► VERB (specifies, specified) 1) make specific; state or identify clearly and definitely. 2) include in an architect s or engineer s specifications. DERIVATIVES specifiable adjective specifier noun …

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  • 9 specify — v. 1) (D; tr.) to specify by (to specify smb. by name) 2) (L) the contract specifies that a penalty must be paid if the work is not completed on time 3) (Q) the instructions specify how the medicine is to be taken * * * [ spesɪfaɪ] (L) the… …

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  • 10 specify — verb ADVERB ▪ clearly ▪ fully ▪ carefully ▪ exactly, precisely ▪ She did not specify precisely how many people were involved in the incident …

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  • 11 specify — spe|ci|fy W3 [ˈspesıfaı] v past tense and past participle specified present participle specifying third person singular specifies [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: specifier, from Late Latin specificare, from specificus; SPECIFIC1] to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 specify */*/ — UK [ˈspesɪfaɪ] / US [ˈspesɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms specify : present tense I/you/we/they specify he/she/it specifies present participle specifying past tense specified past participle specified to explain something in an exact and… …

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  • 13 specify — [[t]spe̱sɪfaɪ[/t]] specifies, specifying, specified 1) VERB If you specify something, you give information about what is required or should happen in a certain situation. [V n] They specified a spacious entrance hall... [V wh] He has not… …

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  • 14 specify — / spesɪfaɪ/ verb to state clearly what is needed ● to specify full details of the goods ordered ● Do not include VAT on the invoice unless specified. ● Candidates are asked to specify which of the three posts they are applying for. (NOTE:… …

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  • 15 specify — / spesɪfaɪ/ verb to state clearly what is needed ● to specify full details of the goods ordered ● Do not include VAT on the invoice unless specified. ● Candidates are asked to specify which of the three posts they are applying for. (NOTE:… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 16 specify — specificative /spes euh fi kay tiv/, adj. specificatively, adv. specifier, n. /spes euh fuy /, v., specified, specifying. v.t. 1. to mention or name specifically or definitely; state in detail: He did not specify the amount needed. 2. to give a… …

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  • 17 specify — Gullah Words from specify, but greatly extended to include almost all meanings of specifications proving inadequate, not coming up to expectations, etc …

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  • 18 specify — spec|i|fy [ spesı,faı ] verb transitive ** to explain something in an exact and detailed way: To make a claim, you must specify the date when the article was lost …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 specify — verb specify your color preferences Syn: state, name, identify, define, describe, set out, frame, itemize, detail, list, spell out, enumerate, particularize, cite, instance; stipulate, prescribe …

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  • 20 specify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: Middle English specifien, from Anglo French specifier, from Late Latin specificare, from specificus Date: 14th century 1. to name or state explicitly or in detail 2. to include as an item in a… …

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