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    specific - Dictionary definition and meaning for word specific

    Definition
    (noun) a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
    Synonyms : particular
    Example Sentence
    • he always reasons from the particular to the general
    Definition
    (noun) a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease
    Example Sentence
    • quinine is a specific for malaria
    Definition
    (adj) (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique
    Example Sentence
    • rules with specific application
    • demands specific to the job
    • a specific and detailed account of the accident
    Definition
    (adj) stated explicitly or in detail
    Example Sentence
    • needed a specific amount
    Definition
    (adj) relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species
    Example Sentence
    • specific characters
    Definition
    (adj) being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides
    Example Sentence
    • 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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