- explicit or definite
- of, or relating to a species
- (taxonomy) pertaining to a taxon at the rank of species
- special, distinctive or unique
- intended for, or applying to a particular thing
- being a remedy for a particular disease
- (immunology) limited to a particular antibody or antigen
- (physics) a value divided by mass (e.g. specific orbital energy)
- (physics) similarly referring to a value divided by any measure which acts to standardize it (e.g. thrust specific fuel consumption, referring to fuel consumption divided by thrust)
- (physics) a measure compared with a standard reference value by division, to produce a ratio without unit or dimension (e.g. specific refractive index is a pure number, and is relative to that of air)
NounSpecific (plural Specifics)
- A distinguishing attribute or quality.
- Something particularly adapted for a particular use, as a remedy for a particular disorder
- (in the plural) The details; particulars.
Adverbs for Specific
highly; helpfully; particularly; accurately; singularly; intimately; markedly; appropriately; typically; usually; uncommonly; satisfactorily; duly; conveniently; pertinently; advantageously; especially; minutely; sufficiently; conclusively; opportunely.
absolute, aid, alterative, analeptic, assistance, balm, balsam, categorical, certain, characteristic, circumscribed, circumscript, classificational, classificatory, clean-cut, clear-cut, concrete, corrective, cure, defined, defining, definite, definitive, delimited, demarcated, denominative, detailed, determinate, determined, different, differential, distinct, distinctive, distinguished, divisional, divisionary, encircled, esoteric, especial, established, exact, exceptional, explicit, express, extraordinary, finicky, fixed, full, fussy, healing agent, healing quality, hedged about, help, indicated, individual, inner, intimate, limited, meticulous, minute, nice, noteworthy, ordinal, particular, peculiar, personal, picayune, precise, predetermined, prescription, private, proper to, receipt, recipe, relief, remedial measure, remedy, reserved, respective, restorative, restricted, set, several, singular, solipsistic, sovereign remedy, special, specialized, specific remedy, specified, stated, subdivisional, succor, sui generis, surrounded, taxonomic, the concrete, the individual, the particular, the special, the specific, the unique, typal, typical, unambiguous, unequivocal, well-defined
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- Specific in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Specific in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Specific at OneLook Dictionary Search
Specific 4 nom/acc forms
- IPA: [speˈʧi.fik]