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A defendant on trial for a specific crime is entitled to his day in court, not in a stadium or a city or nationwide arena.
Tom C. Clark

Meaning of "specific" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SPECIFIC

From Medieval Latin specificus, from Latin species.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SPECIFIC

specific  [spɪˈsɪfɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPECIFIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Specific can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SPECIFIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Specific

Specific may refer to: ▪ Specificity ▪ Specific, a cure or therapy for a specific illness...

Definition of specific in the English dictionary

The first definition of specific in the dictionary is explicit, particular, or definite. Other definition of specific is relating to a specified or particular thing. Specific is also of or relating to a biological species.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPECIFIC


calcific
kælˈsɪfɪk
classific
klæˈsɪfɪk
conspecific
ˌkɒnspɪˈsɪfɪk
ecospecific
ˌiːkəʊspɪˈsɪfɪk
felicific
ˌfiːlɪˈsɪfɪk
heterospecific
ˌhɛtərəʊspəˈsɪfɪk
infraspecific
ˌɪnfrəspəˈsɪfɪk
interspecific
ˌɪntəspəˈsɪfɪk
intraspecific
ˌɪntrəspəˈsɪfɪk
monospecific
ˌmɒnəʊspɪˈsɪfɪk
nonspecific
ˌnɒnspɪˈsɪfɪk
ossific
ɒˈsɪfɪk
pacific
pəˈsɪfɪk
pulsific
pʌlˈsɪfɪk
scientific
ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk
stereospecific
ˌstɛrɪəʊspɪˈsɪfɪk
subspecific
ˌsʌbspɪˈsɪfɪk
terrific
təˈrɪfɪk
transpacific
ˌtrænzpəˈsɪfɪk
unspecific
ˌʌnspɪˈsɪfɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPECIFIC

specifiable
specific charge
specific conductance
specific gravity
specific heat
specific heat capacity
specific humidity
specific impulse
specific name
specific performance
specific resistance
specific viscosity
specific volume
specifical
specifically
specificate
specification
specificity
specifics
specified

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPECIFIC

beatific
calorific
colorific
deific
frigorific
geoscientific
honorific
horrific
Indo-Pacific
magnific
mellific
mirific
neuroscientific
nonscientific
pseudoscientific
salvific
soporific
South Pacific
the Pacific
unscientific

Synonyms and antonyms of specific in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SPECIFIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «specific» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of specific

Translation of «specific» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPECIFIC

Find out the translation of specific to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of specific from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «specific» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

具体的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

específico
570 millions of speakers

English

specific
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विशिष्ट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُحَدَّد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

особенный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

específico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নির্দিষ্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

spécifique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Khusus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

spezifisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

特定の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구체적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tartamtu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cụ thể
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறிப்பிட்ட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विशिष्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

özel
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

specifico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

określony
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

специфічний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

specific
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συγκεκριμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spesifieke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

särskild
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spesifikk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of specific

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPECIFIC»

The term «specific» is very widely used and occupies the 1.733 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPECIFIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «specific» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «specific» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about specific

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10 QUOTES WITH «SPECIFIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word specific.
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Aberjhani
Most of the more celebrated names among African-American authors, poets, and artists are known to the world because of their association with specific cultural arts movements.
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Marv Albert
As much as I enjoy TV, I've always loved radio. And I love doing the NFL games, the Monday night games, on radio. Because you are the game. I really enjoyed calling basketball and hockey on the radio, but the presentation is more specific - you're talking all the time.
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Carl D. Anderson
Measurements of the specific ionization of both the positive and negative particles, by counting the number of droplets per unit length along the tracks, showed the great majority of both the positive and negative particles to possess unit electric charge.
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Diane Arbus
The more specific you are, the more general it'll be.
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Adrian Belew
As you can appreciate over my lifetime I've developed a large vocabulary of sounds each requiring certain physical techniques often combined with a specific effect box.
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Chris Bohjalian
I think the most important lesson isn't necessarily to try and write a different book every time, or to try and brand yourself and write one specific kind of book, but to write the kind of books you love to read.
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Les Brown
Make each day count by setting specific goals to succeed, then putting forth every effort to exceed your own expectations.
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Reeve Carney
No matter what you're going through, as long as you have some specific emotion, whether it's positive or negative, it is all stuff that you can use on stage.
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Tom C. Clark
A defendant on trial for a specific crime is entitled to his day in court, not in a stadium or a city or nationwide arena.
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Chuck Close
I discovered about 150 dots is the minimum number of dots to make a specific recognizable person. You can make something that looks like a head, with fewer dots, but you won't be able to give much information about who it is.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPECIFIC»

Discover the use of specific in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to specific and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Specific Ion Effects
This book summarizes the main new ideas that have come up in the last ten years. In this book, the efforts of theoreticians are substantially supported by the experimental results stemming from new and exciting techniques.
Werner Kunz, 2010
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Performing Site-Specific Theatre: Politics, Place, Practice
The contributions in the book from leading theorists and practitioners demonstrate how site-specific performance extends theatre's potential engagement with its geographical and political communities, and cover an exceptional range of ...
Joanne Tompkins, Anna Birch, 2012
3
Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing Between the Singular and ...
This book argues that the category is best used to describe an ultimately singular configuration. A singularity is something that generates the medium of its own existence, in the eventual absence of external criteria and other existences.
Peter Hallward, 2001
4
Developments in English for Specific Purposes: A ...
This book provides a practical and accessible update of major developments in ESP today.
Tony Dudley-Evans, Maggie Jo St John, 1998
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One Place After Another: Site-specific Art and Locational ...
A critical history of site-specific art since the late 1960s.
Miwon Kwon, 2004
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Children with Specific Language Impairment
The book highlights important research strategies in the quest to find thecause of SLI and to develop methods of prevention and treatment.
Laurence B. Leonard, 2000
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Intensive One-Session Treatment of Specific Phobias
This concise volume examines the phenomenology, epidemiology, and etiology of phobias, laying the groundwork for subsequent discussion of assessment strategies, empirically sound one-session treatment methods, and special topics.
Thompson E. Davis III, Thomas H. Ollendick, Lars-Göran Öst, 2012
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Assessing Languages for Specific Purposes
This book is the first to examine the issues surrounding the implementation of tests for specific purposes.
Dan Douglas, 2000
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Domain-Specific Modeling: Enabling Full Code Generation
This book introduces DSM and offers examples from various fields to illustrate to experienced developers how DSM can improve software development in their teams.
Steven Kelly, Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, 2008
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English for Specific Purposes
English for Specific Purposes offers the teacher a new perspective on this important field.
Tom Hutchinson, 1987

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPECIFIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term specific is used in the context of the following news items.
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What To Make Of Destiny's New Class-Specific Weapons In 'The …
They're really hammering home this “brand” style of weapon design where one manufacturer has a specific look and feel, and the concepts are all pretty neat. «Forbes, Jul 15»
2
New York's $15 minimum wage for fast food workers is the latest …
That domino effect will get a jolt if—say a few years from now—an industry-specific minimum wage hike has not caused catastrophic consequences in terms of ... «Fortune, Jul 15»
3
Patrick Stickles Gets Very Specific
Patrick Stickles, the lead singer of the Brooklyn via New Jersey punk band Titus Andronicus, calls his new album — a 29-track, 93-minute, five-act rock opera ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
NATO To Conduct Specific Military Exercise On Fighting ISIS
Gen. Hans-Lothar Domrose (left), commander of Joint Force Command Brunssum, and Latvia's acting Minister of Defense and newly elected President ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
5
Salesforce tailors new analytics apps for specific roles
The apps will instantly populate CRM data into role-specific accelerator templates for quick deployment, Salesforce said. They'll also uncover historical trends ... «InfoWorld, Jun 15»
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Construction of a population-specific HLA imputation reference …
HLA genes are under strong population-specific selection pressure, which may have introduced ancestry-related heterogeneous LD and haplotype structure ... «Nature.com, Jun 15»
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How To Customize Your Resume For A Specific Opportunity
Before we talk about customizing your resume for a specific job opportunity that you want to pursue, let's spend a second reviewing what makes a strong resume ... «Forbes, May 15»
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Cigarette packaging clearly targets specific demographics: research
Below, Lee shares observations with us about some specific cigarette packets: Peter 1. “This brand is produced by Japan Tobacco International and sold ... «Vancouver Sun, May 15»
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Batch Effect Behind Species-Specific Results?
Reanalysis of Mouse ENCODE data suggests mouse and human genes are expressed in tissue-specific, rather than species-specific, patterns. By Jyoti ... «The Scientist, May 15»
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Country-specific recommendations 2015: Further efforts needed to …
Brussels, 13 May 2015 – Further policy is needed to return to self-sustaining growth. The European Commission today adopted country-specific economic policy ... «EU News, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Specific [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/specific>. Nov 2019 ».
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