What does specify mean?

Definitions for specify
ˈspɛs əˌfaɪspec·i·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stipulate, qualify, condition, specify(verb)

    specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

    "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"

  2. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit(verb)

    decide upon or fix definitely

    "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"

  3. specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitate(verb)

    determine the essential quality of

  4. specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialise(verb)

    be specific about

    "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"

  5. pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, narrow, specify(verb)

    define clearly

    "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"

  6. intend, destine, designate, specify(verb)

    design or destine

    "She was intended to become the director"

  7. assign, specify, set apart(verb)

    select something or someone for a specific purpose

    "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"

Wiktionary

  1. specify(Verb)

    To state explicitly, or in detail, or as a condition.

  2. specify(Verb)

    To include in a specification.

  3. specify(Verb)

    To bring about a specific result.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Specify(verb)

    to mention or name, as a particular thing; to designate in words so as to distinguish from other things; as, to specify the uses of a plant; to specify articles purchased

    Etymology: [F. spcifier, or OF. especifier, fr. LL. specificare. See Species, -fy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Specify

    spes′i-fī, v.t. to mention particularly: to set down as a requisite:—pa.t. and pa.p. spec′ifīed.v.t. Specif′icate, to specify.—n. Specificā′tion, the act of specifying: any point or particular specified: the description of his invention presented by an applicant for a patent.—Logical specification is the counterpart of generalisation—implying that beings the most like or homogeneous disagree or are heterogeneous in some respect. [O. Fr.,—Low L. specificāre—L. species, kind, facĕre, to make.]

Editors Contribution

  1. specify

    To be specific.

    They did specify the purchase order number on the invoice, it made for perfect matching of purchasing proof and payment of invoices.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'specify' in Verbs Frequency: #478

How to pronounce specify?

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    Karen
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How to say specify in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of specify in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of specify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of specify in a Sentence

  1. August McGregor:

    FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS August McGregor did not specify when or where Notorious-branded whiskey will be available, but it’s not the first time the MMA fighter has ventured out of the ring to supplement his paycheck. In July, August McGregor announced plans to launch a clothing line with California-based designer David August, to be called August McGregor. I love fashion and I get to design clothes. It's like fighting, it's all about the small details.

  2. Bin Salman:

    The laws are very clear and stipulated in the laws of Sharia: that women wear decent, respectful clothing, like men, this, however, does not particularly specify a black abaya or a black head cover. The decision is entirely left for women to decide what type of decent and respectful attire she chooses to wear.

  3. Archie Parnell:

    This campaign has always been about the people of the 5th District, my home, but never about me, forty-five years ago, while still a college student, I did something that I have regretted every single day since. In response to actions I feel unnecessary to specify, I lashed out and became violent with other people, including my former wife, which led to a divorce and monumental change in my life.

  4. Archie Parnell:

    Forty-five years ago, while still a college student, I did something that I have regretted every single day since. In response to actions I feel unnecessary to specify, I lashed out and became violent with other people, including my former wife, which led to a divorce and monumental change in my life.

  5. Mick Lloyd Kerman:

    A doctor can bury his mistakes but a supplier based engineer can only advise the product designer to specify a heavier texture.

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