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spe·cif·ic

 (spĭ-sĭf′ĭk)
adj.
1.
a. Explicitly set forth; definite: wrote specific instructions. See Synonyms at explicit.
b. Clear or detailed in communicating: Be specific when telling us what you need.
2.
a. Limited, distinctive, or unique: problems specific to small colleges.
b. Intended for, applying to, or acting on a particular thing: a specific remedy for warts.
c. Concerned particularly with the subject specified. Often used in combination: "age-specific voting patterns" (A. Dianne Schmidley).
3. Relating to, characterizing, or distinguishing a species: a specific name.
4.
a. Designating a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition.
b. Having a remedial influence or effect on a particular disease.
5. Immunology Having an affinity limited to a particular antibody or antigen.
6.
a. Designating a customs charge levied on merchandise by unit or weight rather than according to value.
b. Designating a commodity rate applicable to the transportation of a single commodity between named points.
n.
1.
a. Something particularly fitted to a use or purpose.
b. A remedy intended for a particular ailment or disorder.
2.
a. A distinguishing quality or attribute.
b. specifics Distinct items or details; particulars.

[Medieval Latin specificus : Latin speciēs, kind, species; see species + Latin -ficus, -fic.]

spe·cif′i·cal·ly adv.
spec′i·fic′i·ty (spĕs′ə-fĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

specific

(spɪˈsɪfɪk)
adj
1. explicit, particular, or definite: please be more specific.
2. relating to a specified or particular thing: a specific treatment for arthritis.
3. (Biology) of or relating to a biological species: specific differences.
4. (Pathology) (of a disease) caused by a particular pathogenic agent
5. (General Physics) physics
a. characteristic of a property of a particular substance, esp in relation to the same property of a standard reference substance: specific gravity.
b. characteristic of a property of a particular substance per unit mass, length, area, volume, etc: specific heat.
c. (of an extensive physical quantity) divided by mass: specific heat capacity; specific volume.
6. (Economics) commerce Also (rare): specifical denoting a tariff levied at a fixed sum per unit of weight, quantity, volume, etc, irrespective of value
n
7. (sometimes plural) a designated quality, thing, etc
8. (Pathology) med any drug used to treat a particular disease
[C17: from Medieval Latin specificus, from Latin species]
speˈcifically adv
specificity n

spe•cif•ic

(spɪˈsɪf ɪk)

adj.
1. having a special application, bearing, or reference; explicit or definite.
2. specified, precise, or particular.
3. peculiar or proper to somebody or something, as characteristics or effects.
4. of a special or particular kind.
5. of or pertaining to a species.
6.
a. (of a disease) produced by a special cause or infection.
b. (of a remedy) having special effect in the prevention or cure of a certain disease.
7. (of an antibody or antigen) having a particular effect on only one antibody or antigen or affecting it in only one way.
8. Physics. designating a physical quantity or property measured or considered in terms of a standard unit of mass.
n.
9. something specific, as a statement, quality, or detail.
[1625–35; < Medieval Latin specificus= Latin speci(ēs) species + -ficus -fic]
spe•cif′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.specific - a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general"
fact - a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case"
general - a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular); "he discussed the general but neglected the particular"
2.specific - a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease; "quinine is a specific for malaria"
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Adj.1.specific - (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident"
precise - sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"
specialised, specialized - developed or designed for a special activity or function; "a specialized tool"
general - applying to all or most members of a category or group; "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader"
nonspecific - not caused by a specific agent; used also of staining in making microscope slides; "nonspecific enteritis"
2.specific - stated explicitly or in detail; "needed a specific amount"
specified - clearly and explicitly stated; "meals are at specified times"
3.specific - relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species; "specific characters"
4.specific - being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides; "quinine is highly specific for malaria"; "a specific remedy"; "a specific stain is one having a specific affinity for particular structural elements"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
nonspecific - not caused by a specific agent; used also of staining in making microscope slides; "nonspecific enteritis"

specific

adjective
1. particular, special, characteristic, distinguishing, signature, peculiar, definite, especial the specific needs of the individual
particular general, common
3. peculiar, appropriate, individual, particular, personal, unique, restricted, idiosyncratic, endemic Send your resume with a covering letter that is specific to that particular job.
plural noun
1. fine point, particular, nicety, minutiae, triviality Things improved when we got down to the specifics.

specific

adjective
1. Clearly, fully, and sometimes emphatically expressed:
2. Fixed and distinct from others:
3. Of, relating to, or intended for a distinctive thing or group:
Translations
مُحَدَّدمُحَدَّد، مُفَصَّلمُعَيَّن، مُحَدَّد، خاص
konkrétnípřesnýspecifický
specifikspeciel
eri-erilinekindelomane
erityinen
specifičan
közelebbrõl meghatározott
nákvæmursérstakur, tiltekinn
特定の
구체적인
špecifický
natančenpodroben
särskild
โดยเฉพาะ
cụ thể

specific

[spəˈsɪfɪk]
A. ADJ
1. (= definite, particular) [need, plan] → específico; [issue, area, problem] → específico, concreto; [question, reason, example] → concreto
for specific political endscon fines políticos concretos
with the specific aim of achieving sthcon el propósito expreso de lograr algo
problems which are specific to a particular group of peopleproblemas que son específicos or propios de un grupo particular de personas
2. (= precise) [description, instructions] → preciso; [meaning] → exacto
can you be more specific?¿puedes ser más concreto?¿puedes puntualizar?
it was a tooth, a shark's tooth, to be more specificera un diente: un diente de un tiburón para ser más preciso
you will be asked to be specific about what the problem iste pedirán que especifiques con exactitud el problema, te pedirán que seas preciso a la hora de identificar el problema
3. (Bio, Phys, Chem, Med) → específico
B. N
1. (Med) (= drug) → específico m
2. specifics (= particulars) → aspectos mpl concretos, detalles mpl
we have yet to work out the specifics of the plantodavía tenemos que elaborar los aspectos concretos or los detalles del plan
to get down to specificsir a los aspectos concretos or los detalles
C. CPD specific gravity Npeso m específico

specific

[spɪˈsɪfɪk] adj
(= not vague) → précis(e)
Could you be more specific? → Pourriez-vous être plus précis?
(= particular) → spécifique
certain specific issues → certains problèmes spécifiques
(= peculiar) → spécifique
to be specific to sth → être spécifique à qch
(BOTANY, CHEMISTRY)spécifique

specific

adj
(= definite)bestimmt, speziell; (= precise) statement, instructionsgenau; exampleganz bestimmt; 9.3, to be specific9,3, um genau zu sein; can you be a bit more specific?können Sie sich etwas genauer äußern?; to be specific about somethingsich spezifisch zu etw äußern; he was quite specific on that pointer hat sich zu diesem Punkt recht spezifisch geäußert; nothing specificnichts Spezielles
to be specific to somebody/something (= peculiar)auf jdn/etw zutreffen
(Biol, Chem, Phys, Med) → spezifisch
n
(old Med) → Spezifikum nt
specifics plnähere or genauere Einzelheiten pl; to get down to specificszu den Einzelheiten kommen

specific

:
specific character
n (Biol) → Artmerkmal nt
specific gravity
n (Chem, Phys) → spezifisches Gewicht, Wichte f
specific heat
n (Chem, Phys) → spezifische Wärme

specific

[spəˈsɪfɪk] adj
a. (example, order) → preciso/a; (meaning) → specifico/a
he was very specific about that → è stato molto chiaro in proposito
to be specific to → avere un legame specifico con
b. (Bio, Phys, Chem, Med) → specifico/a
see also specifics

specify

(ˈspesifai) verb
1. to mention particularly. He specified the main ilnesses that are caused by poverty.
2. to order specially. She ordered a cake from the baker and specified green icing.
specific (spəˈsifik) adjective
1. giving all the details clearly. specific instructions.
2. particular; exactly stated or described. Each of the bodily organs has its own specific function.
speˈcifically adverb
I specifically told you not to do that; This dictionary is intended specifically for learners of English.

specific

مُحَدَّد konkrétní specifik spezifisch συγκεκριμένος específico erityinen spécifique specifičan specifico 特定の 구체적인 specifiek spesifikk określony específico особенный särskild โดยเฉพาะ belirli cụ thể 具体的

spe·cif·ic

a. específico-a; determinado-a; preciso-a.

specific

adj específico; a test specific for..una prueba específica para
References in classic literature ?
You know in a general way what I hope to accomplish, but the time has come when I must be specific.
All this while Tashtego, Daggoo, and Queequeg had looked on with even more intense interest and surprise than the rest, and at the mention of the wrinkled brow and crooked jaw they had started as if each was separately touched by some specific recollection.
We thought the tissued, infiltrated head of the Sperm Whale, was the lightest and most corky part about him; and yet thou makest it sink in an element of a far greater specific gravity than itself.
It was all highly specialized labor, each man having his task to do; generally this would consist of only two or three specific cuts, and he would pass down the line of fifteen or twenty carcasses, making these cuts upon each.
Haley have found a specific for an uneasy conscience.
Sometimes, to make it a more sovereign specific, he was so kind as to squeeze orange juice into it, or to stir it up with ginger, or dissolve a peppermint drop in it; and although I cannot assert that the flavour was improved by these experiments, or that it was exactly the compound one would have chosen for a stomachic, the last thing at night and the first thing in the morning, I drank it gratefully and was very sensible of his attention.
Herbert said, "Certainly," but looked as if there were no specific consolation in this, and remained perplexed and dismayed.
No Dunsey had come back: people had made up their minds that he was gone for a soldier, or gone "out of the country", and no one cared to be specific in their inquiries on a subject delicate to a respectable family.
This I have since often known to have been taken with success, and do here freely recommend it to my countrymen for the public good, as an admirable specific against all diseases produced by repletion.
If there is any thing exceptionable, it must be sought for in the specific powers upon which this general declaration is predicated.
Each adult Martian female brings forth about thirteen eggs each year, and those which meet the size, weight, and specific gravity tests are hidden in the recesses of some subterranean vault where the temperature is too low for incubation.
To which he replied, "I did not look for any specific thing.