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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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And perhaps I can get some specimens of interest," added Professor Bumper, who, in addition to being an archaeologist, was something of a naturalist.
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This Inspector, when I first knew him, was a man of fourscore years, or thereabouts, and certainly one of the most wonderful specimens of winter-green that you would be likely to discover in a lifetime's search.
His having lied and been impudent are, I confess, less engaging specimens than I had hoped to have from you of the outbreak in him of the little natural man.
Upon entering the place I found a number of young seamen gathered about a table, examining by a dim light divers specimens of skrimshander.
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.
As very few of the better class of workingmen could be got for such work, these specimens of the new American hero contained an assortment of the criminals and thugs of the city, besides Negroes and the lowest foreigners-Greeks, Roumanians, Sicilians, and Slovaks.
Sam and Andy ran and shouted,--dogs barked here and there,--and Mike, Mose, Mandy, Fanny, and all the smaller specimens on the place, both male and female, raced, clapped hands, whooped, and shouted, with outrageous officiousness and untiring zeal.
My wife and one of my children would wear the native costume, we would display some specimens of Syrian handiwork, and give an account of our educational methods with the children.
In reading your life, no one can say that we have unfairly picked out some rare specimens of cruelty.