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specific

spe·cif·ic

specific

 
 
pronunciation:
sp sI fihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: pertaining to a particular thing or person and to nothing else of the same kind; particular.
The four of diamonds is a specific card in the deck.Did you have a specific person in mind when you bought that gift?
synonyms:
definite, particular
antonyms:
generic
similar words:
certain, concrete, explicit, fixed, individual, peculiar
definition 2: special or unique to something.
That flower is specific to this part of the country.
synonyms:
distinct, particular, peculiar, unique
similar words:
characteristic, distinctive, individual, separate, single, singular, special, typical
derivations: specifically (adv.), specificity (n.)