What does specimen mean?

Definitions for specimen
ˈspɛs ə mənspec·i·men

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. specimennoun

    an example regarded as typical of its class

  2. specimennoun

    a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes

    "they collected a urine specimen for urinalysis"

GCIDE

  1. Specimennoun

    A part, or small portion, of anything, or one of a number of things, intended to exhibit the kind and quality of the whole, or of what is not exhibited; a sample; as, a specimen of a man's handwriting; a specimen of a person's blood; a specimen of painting; aspecimen of one's art.

Wiktionary

  1. specimennoun

    An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

    early specimens of the art of Picasso

  2. specimennoun

    A sample, especially one used for diagnostic analysis.

  3. specimennoun

    An eligible man.

    Examples: uE000180587uE001, uE000180588uE001

  4. Etymology: From specimen, from specio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Specimennoun

    A sample; a part of any thing exhibited that the rest may be known.

    Etymology: specimen, Latin.

    Several persons have exhibited specimens of this art before multitudes of beholders. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

ChatGPT

  1. specimen

    A specimen is a particular example or sample of something, such as an individual animal, plant, piece of a mineral, etc., collected for scientific study or display. It can also refer to a small amount of blood or body tissue that is taken and examined in a laboratory for medical purposes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Specimennoun

    a part, or small portion, of anything, or one of a number of things, intended to exhibit the kind and quality of the whole, or of what is not exhibited; a sample; as, a specimen of a man's handwriting; a specimen of painting; aspecimen of one's art

  2. Etymology: [L., fr. specere to look, to behold. See Spy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Specimen

    spes′i-men, n. a portion of anything to show the kind and quality of the whole: a sample, a typical individual: a preparation in natural history, &c., exemplifying anything noticeable in a species or other group. [L. specimenspecĕre, to see.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'specimen' in Nouns Frequency: #1557

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of specimen in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of specimen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of specimen in a Sentence

  1. Julie Kaye:

    They brought a portion of Julie Kaye body in as evidence and referred to a part of Julie Kaye body as a specimen -- it violates rights in terms of how we treat people's bodies after they're deceased, and it certainly violates Indigenous protocols around caring for loved ones after they have passed.

  2. Van Roy:

    For a week on end, I actually went back to the specimen every day just to look at it again, to make sure that I wasn't seeing things.

  3. Darla Zelenitsky:

    It is an amazing specimen... I have been working on dinosaur eggs for 25 years and have yet to see anything like it, up until now, little has been known of what was going on inside a dinosaur's egg prior to hatching, as there are so few embryonic skeletons, particularly those that are complete and preserved in a life pose.

  4. Kenneth Angielczyk:

    In the time since discovery the specimens have been prepared (i.e., extra rock was removed to expose more of the specimen itself), and this allowed us to make detailed comparisons of the anatomy of Ichibengops to other therocephalians.

  5. Jennifer McQuiston:

    And in that particular second search, they collected a specimen from an air freshener bottle that had not been collected the first time around, and this week that we got a positive PCR results out of that air freshener bottle for Burkholderia pseudomallei.

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