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01. I don't know what you mean. Can you be a bit more [specific] about what problems your car is having?
02. If you look at the [specifications] for this new sound system, you will see that they are quite impressive.
03. Politicians never get very [specific] about what they will do if elected because they don't want to make too many promises they can't keep.
04. This dictionary is not made for any [specific] language level; it can be used by anyone studying English, from the beginner to the advanced learner.
05. You need to be more [specific] about what the problem is before I can help you.
06. The directions [specify] how the medicine is to be used.
07. This is the first time that a political party has done advertising [specifically] aimed at minority voters.
08. Martial arts star Bruce Lee once observed that in life you must absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is [specifically] your own.
09. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that one dog barks at something [specific], and then a hundred bark at the sound.
10. Gasoline has no [specific] freezing point; it freezes at any temperature between -180 and -240 degrees Fahrenheit.
11. We can describe most things in our environment at a variety of levels of abstraction, from very broad and general categories, to very narrow and [specific] terms.
12. We didn't [specify] a time exactly, but we'll probably meet at the restaurant around noon.
13. The U.S. plan clearly [specifies] a time frame for withdrawal of its troops from the area.
14. The television report stated that many people had died, but didn't [specify] the exact number.
15. Our new contract [specifies] that we have to be notified a week in advance of any unscheduled meetings.
16. Your agreement [specifies] that the student loan must be repaid within three months of graduating if you want to avoid paying interest.
17. We [specified] to the company that we would not pay for any merchandise that was damaged en route.
18. I've heard a number of general statements about the problem, but now I want the [specifics].
19. An [unspecified] number of people were injured in a big accident on the highway.
20. This new drug targets [specific] cancer cells and kills them without harming any healthy cells.
21. This illness appears to be [specific] to children under the age of five.
22. We need to draw up some general guidelines for the project before we start getting down to [specifics].
23. She bought the dress [specifically] for her high school graduation ceremony.
24. Is there anything [specific] that you want me to pick up for supper or should I just get whatever is on sale?

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  • specific — spe*cif ic (sp[ e]*s[i^]f [i^]k), a. [F. sp[ e]cifique, or NL. spesificus; L. species a particular sort or kind + facere to make. Cf. {specify}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; characterizing or constituting a species; possessing the peculiar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • specific — spe·cif·ic /spə si fik/ adj 1: relating to a particular thing 2: intended for or restricted to a particular end or object 3: being of a particularly identified kind or nature spe·cif·i·cal·ly / i klē, kə lē/ adv spec·i·fic·i·ty …   Law dictionary

  • Specific — can mean: * ParticularIn science, specific can denote that a measurement is expressed per unit mass (or weight): * Specific heat capacity * Specific energy * Specific impulseor is relative to a standard value: * Specific refractive index… …   Wikipedia

  • specific — [spə sif′ik] adj. [LL specificus < L species (see SPECIES) + ficus, FIC] 1. limiting or limited; specifying or specified; precise; definite; explicit [no specific plans] 2. of or constituting a species 3. peculiar to or characteristic of… …   English World dictionary

  • Specific — Spe*cif ic, n. 1. (Med.) A specific remedy. See {Specific}, a., 3. [1913 Webster] His parents were weak enough to believe that the royal touch was a specific for this malady. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything having peculiar adaption to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -specific — [spə sif′ik] combining form limited or specific to, characteristic of (a specified thing or person) [species specific] * * * …   Universalium

  • specific — UK US /spəˈsɪfɪk/ adjective ► relating to one particular thing and not others: »A specific provision in the agreement stated that research materials should not be used for commercial purposes. ► clear and exact: »He wouldn t give a specific… …   Financial and business terms

  • -specific — [spə sif′ik] combining form limited or specific to, characteristic of (a specified thing or person) [species specific] …   English World dictionary

  • specific — adj 1 *special, especial, particular, individual Antonyms: generic 2 definite, *explicit, express, categorical Analogous words: designating, naming (see DESIGNATE): *clear, lucid, perspicuous: precise, exact (see CORRECT …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • specific — ► ADJECTIVE 1) clearly defined or identified. 2) precise and clear. 3) (specific to) belonging or relating uniquely to. 4) relating to species or a species. ► NOUN (specifics) ▪ precise details …   English terms dictionary

  • specific — (adj.) 1630s, having a special quality, from Fr. spécifique, from L.L. specificus constituting a species, from L. species kind, sort (see SPECIES (Cf. species)). Earlier form was specifical (early 15c.). Meaning definite, precise first recorded… …   Etymology dictionary


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