a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
"he always reasons from the particular to the general"
a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease
"quinine is a specific for malaria"
(sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique
"rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident"
stated explicitly or in detail
"needed a specific amount"
relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species
being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides
"quinine is highly specific for malaria"; "a specific remedy"; "a specific stain is one having a specific affinity for particular structural elements"
A distinguishing attribute or quality.
Something particularly adapted for a particular use, as a remedy for a particular disorder
The details; particulars.
explicit or definite
of, or relating to a species
pertaining to a taxon at the rank of species
special, distinctive or unique
intended for, or applying to a particular thing
being a remedy for a particular disease
limited to a particular antibody or antigen
of a value divided by mass (e.g. specific orbital energy)
similarly referring to a value divided by any measure which acts to standardize it (e.g. thrust specific fuel consumption, referring to fuel consumption divided by thrust)
a measure compared with a standard reference value by division, to produce a ratio without unit or dimension (e.g. specific refractive index is a pure number, and is relative to that of air)
Etymology: From specifique, from specificus, from species + facio.
of or pertaining to a species; characterizing or constituting a species; possessing the peculiar property or properties of a thing which constitute its species, and distinguish it from other things; as, the specific form of an animal or a plant; the specific qualities of a drug; the specific distinction between virtue and vice
specifying; definite, or making definite; limited; precise; discriminating; as, a specific statement
exerting a peculiar influence over any part of the body; preventing or curing disease by a peculiar adaption, and not on general principles; as, quinine is a specific medicine in cases of malaria
a specific remedy. See Specific, a., 3
anything having peculiar adaption to the purpose to which it is applied
Etymology: [F. spcifique, or NL. spesificus; L. species a particular sort or kind + facere to make. Cf. specify.]
Accurate and perfect details, data or words.
They had to have the specific budget for the invitation to quotation.Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'Specific' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #871
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Specific' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1249
Rank popularity for the word 'Specific' in Adjectives Frequency: #100
The numerical value of Specific in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Specific in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
The Osundairo brothers were not advocating for any specific sentence, they deferred to the wisdom and experience of Dan Webb and his team, including Sam Mendenhall and Sean Weiber, to bring the Smollett case to its final conclusion, the Honorable Judge Linn found the Osundairo brothers not to be criminally connected to Mr. Smollett's crime in any way, and for anyone continuing to state otherwise simply does not understand the laws or facts in this case. JUSSIE SMOLLETT: KEY MOMENTS SINCE ACTOR REPORTED CHICAGO ATTACK.
It was really important to us that, obviously, this show is about a young, gay, overweight Black man, it's very specific to the identity of that story, but we knew that we wanted it to have as much of a universal implication as possible.
They want to know can foreigners own land in Cuba, how do you get landing rights, how do you get docking rights, what is the power and water supply like, what are the work force rules? companies want to know what are the rules of the game? It's more strategic thinking than specific proposals.
Values are never actually achieved, rather they operate as a compass, constantly informing and guiding our behaviors, avoid focus on achieving a specific goal like getting down to a particular weight. Instead, consider your motivation to lose weight( e.g., health, functionality) and channel those values as incentive for your goal. Romanoff says recognizing the.
Is facial recognition a big deal for any of the companies right now? No, it will be smaller players that provide specific solutions to law enforcement that will be put in a bind.
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Translations for Specific
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- específicCatalan, Valencian
- konkrétní, relativní, specifickýCzech
- εξειδικευμένος, συγκεκριμένος, ειδικόςGreek
- eriline, omane, eri-, kindelEstonian
- erikoinen, erityinen, spesifinen, ominainen, lajityyppinen, lajiFinnish
- конкретный, особый, специальный, явный, видовой, особенный, специфическийRussian
- නිශ්චිතSinhala, Sinhalese
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