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  Definition of specific
  1. a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease; "quinine is a specific for malaria"
  2. a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general"
  3. stated explicitly or in detail; "needed a specific amount"
  4. (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"
  5. 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 affin
  6. relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species; "specific characters"
Similar Words: particular

 

See Also: precise, specialized, specialised

 

Pertainyms: species

 

Attributes: generality

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: específic   Chinese: 特定的  
Dutch: specifiek   Finnish: tietty  
French: spécifique   Galician: específico  
German: spezifisch   Greek: ειδοποιός  
Hungarian: sajátos   Italian: specifico  
Japanese: 特殊な   Korean: 특정한  
Portuguese: específico   Russian: конкретный  
Spanish: específico   Swedish: specifik  
 
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