Definition of SPECIFIC

noun : SPECIFIC

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease; "quinine is a specific for malaria" ;

Adjective : SPECIFIC

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) (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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) stated explicitly or in detail; "needed a specific amount" ;

  • 3. (

    ) relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species; "specific characters" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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 affinity for particular structural elements" ;


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