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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
References in classic literature ?
In the cheaper schools, what is gained by the longer existence of the Specimen is lost, partly in the expenditure for food, and partly in the diminished accuracy of the angles, which are impaired after a few weeks of constant "feeling".
Bosquet, sent me a drawing of a perfect specimen of an unmistakeable sessile cirripede, which he had himself extracted from the chalk of Belgium.
Accordingly, having made everything snug in camp, the party, Tom and Ned equipped with electric rifles, and the professor with a butterfly net and specimen boxes, set forth.
Did erudite Stubb, mounted upon your capstan, deliver lectures on the anatomy of the Cetacea; and by help of the windlass, hold up a specimen rib for exhibition?
Every one who has heard you speak has felt, and, I am confident, every one who reads your book will feel, persuaded that you give them a fair specimen of the whole truth.
The Psychologist leant forward to see, holding out his hand for a specimen.
In the course of twenty- five days from the operation, the more perfect half could not have been distinguished from any other specimen.
For this reason I have chosen one of his simpler poems as a specimen.
Have brought a specimen Upon their quivering wings.
Apart from exaggeration, he is certainly a well-grown specimen," said the Professor, complacently.
By all the codes which I am acquainted with, I am a devilishly wicked specimen of the sex.
And who substituted for the ancient gothic altar, splendidly encumbered with shrines and reliquaries, that heavy marble sarcophagus, with angels' heads and clouds, which seems a specimen pillaged from the Val-de-Grâce or the Invalides?