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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.
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Noun1.specifier - someone who draws up specifications giving details (as for obtaining a patent)
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
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Meanwhile, X-bar theory uses DETERMINER for the class and SPECIFIER for the function (Radford, 2009).
These genes, termed "neural plate border specifiers," form a regulatory module within the neural crest gene regulatory network (NC GRN) and function in combination with signaling molecules to in turn upregulate a new subcircuit of transcription factors, termed "neural crest specifier genes.
The stem-based definition, therefore, involves designation of two descendants, "internal specifier" and "external specifier," to pinpoint the oldest among the internal specifier's hypothesized ancestors that are more recent than the h ypothesized most recent common ancestor of those two descendants (internal specifier and external specifier) (Fig.
I suggest here, however, that in both uses only is a specifier in terms of the adopted framework, an element whose major function is to seek to modify a head.
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However, there are projects and situations where even higher durability coatings are required by the specifier.
The ads appear in the leading Building and Specifier trade magazines over an initial four-month schedule.
By prescribing 'Qualicoat' at tender stage, a specifier can be assured of a high quality and long lasting finish.
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