Definition of non-specific in English:

non-specific

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adjective

  • 1Not detailed or exact; general: the term ‘cohort’ implies a fairly large but non-specific number
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    • The three predictions you say you made to me cannot be entertained, since they are vague and/or non-specific.
    • The problem with demanding intelligence information is that if we keep it non-specific, the government could say anything they want.
    • Lawyers for Mr Hockey said the evidence was based on hearsay evidence that was ‘vague and non-specific to a very great degree’.
  • 1.1 Medicine Not assignable to a particular cause, condition, or category.
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    • Most tick-caused infections are asymptomatic or exhibit non-specific symptoms such as fever, fatigue, chills, and anorexia.
    • To find the cause of tiredness and the non-specific symptoms, consult your general physician.
    • Many symptoms of acute leukaemia are vague and non-specific.

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