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 specific specific

adj

  • () (sometimes followed by to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique  ( specific )
    (sometimes followed by to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique
     rules with specific application
    rules with specific application
     demands specific to the job
    demands specific to the job
     a specific and detailed account of the accident
    a specific and detailed account of the accident
  • being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides  ( specific )
    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
    quinine is highly specific for malaria
     a specific remedy
    a specific remedy
     a specific stain is one having a specific affinity for particular structural elements
    a specific stain is one having a specific affinity for particular structural elements
  • relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species  ( specific )
    relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species
     specific characters
    specific characters
  • noun

  • a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease  ( specific )
    a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease
     quinine is a specific for malaria
    quinine is a specific for malaria
  • a fact about some part (as opposed to general)  ( specific, particular )
    a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
     he always reasons from the particular to the general
    he always reasons from the particular to the general
  • adj

  • () stated explicitly or in detail  ( specific )
    stated explicitly or in detail
     needed a specific amount
    needed a specific amount