HyperDic: specific

English > 6 senses of the word specific:
ADJECTIVEallspecific(sometimes followed by 'to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique
allspecificstated / stated explicitly or in detail
pertspecificrelating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species
allspecificbeing or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition
NOUNcognitionspecific, particulara fact about some part (as opposed to general)
artifactspecifica medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease
specific > pronunciation
Soundsspahsih'fihk; spihsih'fihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > specific: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(sometimes followed by 'to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique.
Examples
  • "rules with specific application"
  • "demands specific to the job"
  • "a specific and detailed account of the accident"
Attribute ofgeneralityThe quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability
Narrowerad hocFor or concerned with one specific purpose
circumstantialfully detailed and specific about particulars
limited, specialHaving a specific function or scope
particular, peculiar, specialUnique or specific to a person or thing or category / category
particularseparate and distinct / distinct from others of the same group or category / category
particularized, particulariseddirected toward a specific object
properLimited to the thing specified
unique(followed by 'to') applying exclusively to a given category / category or condition or locality
See alsoprecisesharply exact or accurate or delimited
specialized, specialisedDeveloped or designed for a special activity or function
Oppositegeneralapplying to all or most members of a category / category or group
nonspecificnot caused by a specific agent
Spanishespecífico
Catalanespecífic
Adverbsspecificallyin distinction from others
English > specific: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaningstated / stated explicitly or in detail.
Example"needed a specific amount"
Broaderspecifiedclearly / clearly and explicitly stated
Spanishespecífico
Catalanespecífic
Nounsspecificitythe quality of being specific rather than general
English > specific: 6 senses > adjective 3, pert
Meaningrelating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species.
Example"specific characters"
Spanishespecífico
Nounsspecies(biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
English > specific: 6 senses > adjective 4
MeaningBeing or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides.
Examples
  • "quinine is highly specific for malaria"
  • "a specific remedy"
  • "a specific stain is one having a specific affinity for particular structural elements"
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
pathologyThe branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
Oppositenonspecificnot caused by a specific agent
Spanishespecífico
English > specific: 6 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA fact about some part (as opposed to general).
Synonymparticular
BroaderfactA piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
OppositegeneralA fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
Spanishparticular
Catalanparticular
English > specific: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease.
Example"quinine is a specific for malaria"
Broadermedicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Spanishespecífico
Catalanespecífic

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