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Saltos de línea: spe|cif¦ic
Pronunciación: /spəˈsɪfɪk


  • 2 Biology Relating to species or a species: the differences between them can only be on the specific level
  • 3(Of a duty or a tax) levied at a fixed rate per physical unit of the thing taxed, regardless of its price.
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    • All specific excise taxes are unfair in that no tax contribution is made by non-consumers.
  • 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: specific dielectric strength
  • 4.1Of 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: specific conductance


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  • 1chiefly • dated A medicine or remedy effective in treating a particular disease or part of the body: he grasped at the idea as though she had offered him a specific for cancer
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    • Licorice root is a specific for low adrenal function.
  • 2 (usually specifics) A precise detail: I wish I’d put more thought into the specifics
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    • The by-laws of the association detail the specifics.
    • She is keener to discuss life in philosophical terms than the specifics of her new novel.
    • I just want to focus in on defining the specifics of the issues.



they don’t talk specifically about education [sentence adverb]: these are war, or more specifically anti-war, novels
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  • Is there anything you have to say specifically about the position of the husband?
  • Some antenatal care is specifically directed at monitoring the development of the baby.
  • Not a shred of evidence was directed specifically to public user of the route.


Pronunciación: /ˌspɛsɪˈfɪsɪti/
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  • He has got to answer the questions with detail, with specificity.
  • Does your interest in the specificity of a site relate to your sculptural past?
  • It's a call for specificity and clarity - worthwhile aims in any kind of writing.


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  • I miss in obvious ways the intensity and specificness a particular book can have at a particular time.


mid 17th century (originally in the sense 'having a special determining quality'): from late Latin specificus, from Latin species (see species).

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