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Specific (IPA: /spəˈsɪfɪk/, /spɪˈsɪfɪk/)


Specific (a.)

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.

Specific (a.)

Specifying; definite, or making definite; limited; precise; discriminating; as, a specific statement.

Specific (a.)

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.

Specific (n.)

A specific remedy. See Specific, a., 3.

Specific (a.)

Anything having peculiar adaption to the purpose to which it is applied.

Specific Synonyms

Ad Hoc, Special, Peculiar, Particularised, Precise, Particularized, Limited, Circumstantial, Unique, Specialised, Particular, Specialized, Proper

Specific Synonyms

Specified

Specific Synonyms

Taxon, Taxonomic Category, Taxonomic Group

Specific Synonyms

Particular

Specific Rhymes



Horrific, Pacific, Prolific, Specific, Terrific

Hieroglyphic, Honorific, Nonspecific, Scientific, Transpacific
Autopacific, Unscientific

Spanish Translation

Specific in Spanish is Específico

Tagalog Translation

Specific in Tagalog is Tiyak

Example Sentence (Quote)

"An estimated value is a precarious measure of justice, compared with the specific thing." - William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Each syllable is considered to purify a specific human failing or obscuration ." - Mantra

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Emerson is more specific and gives twelve principles, as follows:" - Herbert N. Casson

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Its important to have specific dreams. Dream Big. Dream without fear."" - Randy Pausch

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Scientology is the only specific (cure) for radiation (atomic bomb) burns." - L. Ron Hubbard


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