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Dictionary definition for: Specific

1. (n) a fact about some part (as opposed to general) "he always reasons from the particular to the general"

2. (a) (sometimes followed by "to'') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application" "demands specific to the job" "a specific and detailed account of the accident"

3. (n) a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease; "quinine is a specific for malaria"

4. (s) stated explicitly or in detail; "needed a specific amount"

5. (a) relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species; "specific characters"

6. (a) being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides; "quinine is highly specific for malaria" "a specific remedy" "a specific stain is one having a specific affin

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