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spec·i·men

 (spĕs′ə-mən)
n.
1. An individual, item, or part representative of a class or whole. See Synonyms at example.
2. An organism, part of an organism, or fossil that has been collected and usually preserved, especially for display or scientific research.
3. A sample, as of tissue, blood, or urine, used for analysis and diagnosis.
4. Informal An individual; a person: a disagreeable specimen.

[Latin, example, from specere, to look at; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

specimen

(ˈspɛsɪmɪn)
n
1.
a. an individual, object, or part regarded as typical of the group or class to which it belongs
b. (as modifier): a specimen signature; a specimen page.
2. (Medicine) med a sample of tissue, blood, urine, etc, taken for diagnostic examination or evaluation
3. (Biology) the whole or a part of an organism, plant, rock, etc, collected and preserved as an example of its class, species, etc
4. informal often derogatory a person
[C17: from Latin: mark, evidence, proof, from specere to look at]

spec•i•men

(ˈspɛs ə mən)

n.
1. a part or an individual taken as exemplifying a whole mass or number; a typical animal, mineral, etc.
2. a sample of a substance or material for examination or study.
3. a particular or peculiar kind of person.
[1600–10; < Latin: mark, example =speci-, s. of specere to look + -men n. suffix of result or means]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.specimen - an example regarded as typical of its classspecimen - an example regarded as typical of its class
example, instance, illustration, representative - an item of information that is typical of a class or group; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"
2.specimen - a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes; "they collected a urine specimen for urinalysis"
cytologic specimen - a specimen used for cytologic examination and diagnosis
sample - all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class

specimen

noun
1. sample, example, individual, model, type, pattern, instance, representative, exemplar, exemplification a perfect specimen of a dinosaur fossil
2. example, model, exhibit, embodiment, type a fine specimen of manhood

specimen

noun
One that is representative of a group or class:
Translations
نموذَج، عَيِّنَه
vzorekexemplářukázka
eksempelprøve
esimerkki
sÿnishorn
標本見本
eksemplārsparaugs

specimen

[ˈspesɪmɪn]
A. N
1. (= sample) [of blood, urine, tissue, rock] → muestra f
2. (= example) [of species, genus, etc] → ejemplar m, espécimen m
that trout is a fine specimenesa trucha es un magnífico ejemplar
3. (= person) he's an odd specimenes un bicho raro
you're a pretty poor specimenno vales para mucho
B. CPD specimen copy Nejemplar m de muestra
specimen page Npágina f que sirve de muestra
specimen signature Nmuestra f de firma

specimen

[ˈspɛsɪmɪn] n
[plant, animal] → spécimen m
(= example) → spécimen m
(MEDICINE) [blood, urine] → échantillon mspecimen copy nspécimen mspecimen signature nspécimen m de signature

specimen

nExemplar nt; (of urine, blood etc)Probe f; (= sample)Muster nt; a beautiful or fine specimenein Prachtexemplar nt; if that’s a specimen of your workwenn das eine Probe deines Könnens ist; you’re a pretty poor specimen (inf)du hast ja nicht viel zu bieten (inf)
adj attrProbe-; specimen pageProbeseite f; a specimen copyein Beleg- or Probeexemplar nt; a specimen signatureeine Unterschriftenprobe

specimen

[ˈspɛsɪmɪn] n (sample, gen) → campione m; (of rock, species) → esemplare m
he's an odd specimen (fig) → è un tipo strano

specimen

(ˈspesimin) noun
something used as a sample (of a group or kind of something, especially an object to be studied or to be put in a collection). We looked at specimens of different types of rock under the microscope.

spec·i·men

n. espécimen, muestra.

specimen

n espécimen m, muestra
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Consequently, Nature herself supplies us with an ascending scale or Alphabet of angles for half a degree up to 60 degrees, Specimens of which are placed in every Elementary School throughout the land.
Saintsbury's well-considered Specimens of English Prose Style, from Malory to Macaulay (Kegan Paul), a volume, as we think, which bears fresh witness to the truth of the old remark that it takes a scholar indeed to make a [4] good literary selection, has its motive sufficiently indicated in the very original "introductory essay," which might well stand, along with the best of these extracts from a hundred or more deceased masters of English, as itself a document or standard, in the matter of prose style.
It is notorious on what excessively slight differences many palaeontologists have founded their species; and they do this the more readily if the specimens come from different sub-stages of the same formation.
And perhaps I can get some specimens of interest," added Professor Bumper, who, in addition to being an archaeologist, was something of a naturalist.
There is a Leviathanic Museum, they tell me, in Hull, England, one of the whaling ports of that country, where they have some fine specimens of fin-backs and other whales.
See, in Ellis's Specimens of English Romance, that of C
In reading your life, no one can say that we have unfairly picked out some rare specimens of cruelty.
At the risk of disappointing Richardson I stayed on, waiting for the Time Traveller; waiting for the second, perhaps still stranger story, and the specimens and photographs he would bring with him.
3] Some specimens which I obtained at Van Dieman's Land, I kept alive for nearly two months, feeding them on rotten wood.
That day they brought up curious specimens from those productive coasts.
There are, of course, hundreds and hundreds more, but these will do for specimens of the simpler rulings.
The Georgians held the album between them, and favored us with the few specimens of its contents which they considered ridiculous enough to be worth hearing.