Definitions of specific:
  • noun:   a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease
    Example: "Quinine is a specific for malaria"
  • noun:   a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
  • adjective:   relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species
    Example: "Specific characters"
  • adjective:   stated explicitly or in detail
    Example: "Needed a specific amount"
  • adjective:   (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique
    Example: "Rules with specific application"
  • adjective:   being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides
    Example: "Quinine is highly specific for malaria"

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