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spec·i·fy

 (spĕs′ə-fī′)
tr.v. spec·i·fied, spec·i·fy·ing, spec·i·fies
1. To state explicitly or in detail: specified the amount needed; specified what was wrong with the program.
2. To include in a specification.
3. To determine or bring about (a specific result): a gene that specifies the synthesis of a single protein.

[Middle English specifien, from Old French specifier, from Medieval Latin specificāre, from specificus, specific; see specific.]

spec′i·fi′er n.

specify

(ˈspɛsɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr; may take a clause as object) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to refer to or state specifically
2. to state as a condition
3. (Mechanical Engineering) to state or include in the specification of
[C13: from Medieval Latin specificāre to describe]
specificative adj
ˈspeciˌfier n

spec•i•fy

(ˈspɛs əˌfaɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to mention or name specifically or definitely; state in detail.
2. to give a specific character to.
3. to set forth as a specification.
4. to name or state as a condition.
v.i.
5. to make a specific mention or statement.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French specifier < Medieval Latin specificāre. See specific, -fy]
spec′i•fi•ca`tive (-ˌkeɪ tɪv) adj.
spec′i•fi•ca`tive•ly, adv.
spec′i•fi`er, n.

specify


Past participle: specified
Gerund: specifying

Imperative
specify
specify
Present
I specify
you specify
he/she/it specifies
we specify
you specify
they specify
Preterite
I specified
you specified
he/she/it specified
we specified
you specified
they specified
Present Continuous
I am specifying
you are specifying
he/she/it is specifying
we are specifying
you are specifying
they are specifying
Present Perfect
I have specified
you have specified
he/she/it has specified
we have specified
you have specified
they have specified
Past Continuous
I was specifying
you were specifying
he/she/it was specifying
we were specifying
you were specifying
they were specifying
Past Perfect
I had specified
you had specified
he/she/it had specified
we had specified
you had specified
they had specified
Future
I will specify
you will specify
he/she/it will specify
we will specify
you will specify
they will specify
Future Perfect
I will have specified
you will have specified
he/she/it will have specified
we will have specified
you will have specified
they will have specified
Future Continuous
I will be specifying
you will be specifying
he/she/it will be specifying
we will be specifying
you will be specifying
they will be specifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been specifying
you have been specifying
he/she/it has been specifying
we have been specifying
you have been specifying
they have been specifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been specifying
you will have been specifying
he/she/it will have been specifying
we will have been specifying
you will have been specifying
they will have been specifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been specifying
you had been specifying
he/she/it had been specifying
we had been specifying
you had been specifying
they had been specifying
Conditional
I would specify
you would specify
he/she/it would specify
we would specify
you would specify
they would specify
Past Conditional
I would have specified
you would have specified
he/she/it would have specified
we would have specified
you would have specified
they would have specified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.specify - specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement; "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"
contract, undertake - enter into a contractual arrangement
stipulate - give a guarantee or promise of; "They stipulated to release all the prisoners"
provide - determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation; "The will provides that each child should receive half of the money"; "The Constitution provides for the right to free speech"
2.specify - decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
quantify - use as a quantifier
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
name - mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"
reset - set anew; "They re-set the date on the clock"
define - give a definition for the meaning of a word; "Define `sadness'"
3.specify - determine the essential quality of
determine - fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; "the tree determines the border of the property"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
redefine - give a new or different definition to; "She redefined his duties"
4.specify - be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"
elaborate, expatiate, expound, lucubrate, dilate, flesh out, exposit, enlarge, expand - add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
spell out - make explicit; specify in detail; "You should spell out your demands"
generalise, generalize - speak or write in generalities
5.specify - define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"
determine - fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; "the tree determines the border of the property"
concretize - make something concrete
6.specify - design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
plan - make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
mean - destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you"
design - plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect; "This room is not designed for work"
slate - designate or schedule; "He slated his talk for 9 AM"; "She was slated to be his successor"
aim, calculate, direct - specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
7.specify - select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
dedicate - set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church
detail - assign to a specific task; "The ambulances were detailed to the fire station"

specify

verb state, designate, spell out, stipulate, name, detail, mention, indicate, define, cite, individualize, enumerate, itemize, be specific about, particularize He has not specified what action he would like them to take.

specify

verb
1. To make known or identify, as by signs:
2. To refer to by name:
3. To make specific:
Translations
يُحَدِّديُحَدِّدُيُسَمّي
specifikovatuvéstzpřesnit
specificereangivebeskrive nærmere
täpsustama
täsmentää
specificirati
közelebbrõl meghatároz
tilgreina
明記する
지정하다
pabrėžtinaispecifinis
īpaši minētnorādītnosauktprecizētuzskaitīt
spresniť
natančno opredeliti
specificera
ระบุ
açıkça belirtmekbelirtmeközellikle istemek
ghi rõ

specify

[ˈspesɪfaɪ]
A. VTespecificar
in the order specifieden el orden especificado
at a specified timea una hora determinada
B. VIprecisar
he did not specifyno precisó
unless otherwise specifiedsalvo indicaciones en sentido contrario

specify

[ˈspɛsɪfaɪ] vtspécifier
unless otherwise specified → sauf indication contraire

specify

vtangeben; (= list individually or in detail)spezifizieren, (einzeln) aufführen; (= stipulate)vorschreiben; (blueprint, contract etc) → vorsehen; in the specified orderin der angegebenen or vorgeschriebenen Reihenfolge; a specified period of timeein bestimmter Zeitabschnitt; to specify how to do somethinggenauer or näher ausführen, wie etw gemacht werden soll
vigenaue Angaben machen; unless otherwise specifiedwenn nicht anders angegeben

specify

[ˈspɛsɪˌfaɪ] vtspecificare, precisare
unless otherwise specified → salvo indicazioni contrarie

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.

specify

يُحَدِّدُ specifikovat specificere spezifizieren προσδιορίζω especificar täsmentää spécifier specificirati specificare 明記する 지정하다 specificeren spesifisere wyszczególnić especificar точно определять specificera ระบุ belirtmek ghi rõ 阐明

specify

v. especificar.
References in classic literature ?
And he turned over the pages of the memorandum-book until he came to the clause specifying the days on which certain private boxes were to be reserved for the free use of the president of the republic, the ministers and so on.
As the original design was to cross the British Channel, and alight as near Paris as possible, the voyagers had taken the precaution to prepare themselves with passports directed to all parts of the Continent, specifying the nature of the expedition, as in the case of the Nassau voyage, and entitling the adventurers to exemption from the usual formalities of office : unexpected events, however, rendered these passports superfluous.
To whom Mrs Veneering incoherently communicates, how that Veneering has been offered Pocket-Breaches; how that it is the time for rallying round; how that Veneering has said 'We must work'; how that she is here, as a wife and mother, to entreat Lady Tippins to work; how that the carriage is at Lady Tippins's disposal for purposes of work; how that she, proprietress of said bran new elegant equipage, will return home on foot--on bleeding feet if need be--to work (not specifying how), until she drops by the side of baby's crib.
In Galloway, DC PA, 5/9/06, a district court ruled that no charitable deduction was allowed on an estate tax return for a mast specifying distributions to charitable and noncharitable beneficiaries, because the mast did not meet the requirements of Sec.
Given the importance of having cost-effective systems, it would appear reasonable and good business sense to start specifying operations and support-cost goal targets.
However, ever-growing reliance on software-intensive systems for conducting business and recent advances in both techniques and tools for specifying SLAs and monitoring compliance to SLAs have all contributed to the rise in the acceptance of SLAs within the public and private sectors.
Click on OK to move on to the third task: specifying scenario values in the new screen that opens (see exhibit 5, below).
This system can be used in a manner analogous to accessing an information record from a database by specifying one or more of its key-field values.
The unified commands specify the skills and specialized training for security assistance personnel, specifying training at DISAM for all security assistance personnel and the Individual Terrorism Awareness Course for personnel likely to deploy overseas.
Specifying and signifying are traditional African American modes of verbal play that allow speakers to communicate indirectly, symbolically, or metaphorically to a targeted audience while simultaneously preventing others from understanding underlying messages.
We are all well acquainted with the notion of Contingency Specifying Stimuli (CSSs).
By specifying areas of measurement that are important to managed care organizations, employers, and others, HEDIS 2.