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spe·cif·ic / spəˈsifik/ • adj. 1. clearly defined or identified: increasing the electricity supply only until it met specific development needs. ∎  precise and clear in making statements or issuing instructions: when ordering goods be specific. ∎  belonging or relating uniquely to a particular subject: information needs are often very specific to companies and individuals. 2. Biol. of, relating to, or connected with species or a species. 3. (of a duty or a tax) levied at a fixed rate per physical unit of the thing taxed, regardless of its price. 4. Physics of or denoting a number equal to the ratio of the value of some property of a given substance to the value of the same property of some other substance used as a reference, such as water, or of a vacuum, under equivalent conditions. ∎  of or denoting a physical quantity expressed in terms of a unit mass, volume, or other measure, in order to give a value independent of the properties or scale of the particular system studied. • n. 1. dated a medicine or remedy effective in treating a particular disease or part of the body. 2. (usu. specifics) a precise detail: he worked through the specifics of the contract. DERIVATIVES: spe·cif·i·cal·ly adv. spec·i·fic·i·ty / ˌspesəˈfisitē/ n.

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specific (spi-sif-ik)
1. n. a medicine that has properties especially useful for the treatment of a particular disease.

2. adj. (of a disease) caused by a particular microorganism that causes no other disease.

3. adj. of or relating to a species.

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