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Clearly defined or identified
“This glass house is used for the specific purpose of nurturing a wide variety of plants.”
(of statements or instructions) Precise and clear
“He's a good worker, but he needs specific instructions on what needs to be done.”
Uniquely connected with someone or something
“This rare gene is specific for this particular species.”
(usually used in plural form "specifics") A distinguishing piece of information
“At this stage, I am not able to provide a specific of any sort for this case.”
(usually used in plural form "specifics") A distinguishing attribute
“The two cabinets look similar but differ in one identifiable specific, and that is the type of wood used.”
(dated) A remedy for a disease or condition
“He suffered from an ailment for which there was no specific.”
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