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1. specific

adjective. ['spəˈsɪfɪk, spɪˈsɪfɪk'] (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique.

Synonyms

  • specialised
  • particularized
  • precise
  • particularised
  • proper
  • peculiar
  • generality
  • specialized
  • special
  • particular
  • ad hoc
  • unique
  • limited

Antonyms

  • imprecise
  • nonspecific
  • unspecialized
  • general

Etymology

  • specifique (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • specificus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Specific

  • pseudoscientific
  • transpacific
  • unscientific
  • hieroglyphic
  • autopacific
  • scientific
  • prolific
  • pacific
  • horrific
  • honorific
  • terrific

How do you pronounce specific?

Pronounce specific as spɪˈsɪfɪk.

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How do you spell specific? Is it specifical ?

A common misspelling of specific is specifical

Sentences with specific


1. Adjective
You need to be specific and include only issues you are about to include in your paper.

Quotes about specific


1. I remember a specific moment, watching my grandmother hang the clothes on the line, and her saying to me, 'you are going to have to learn to do this,' and me being in that space of awareness and knowing that my life would not be the same as my grandmother's life.
- Oprah Winfrey

2. The success that Americans are said to worship is success of a specific sort: accomplished not through hard work, primarily, but through the ingenious angle, the big break. Sit down at a lunch counter, stand back up a star. Invest in a new issue and watch it soar. Split a single atom, win a war.
- Walter Kirn

3. People instantly assume you can't have a platonic friendship with someone of the opposite sex. I think this may be specific to L.A. - or America.
- Isabel Lucas

2. specific

adjective. ['spəˈsɪfɪk, spɪˈsɪfɪk'] stated explicitly or in detail.

Antonyms

  • indistinct

Etymology

  • specifique (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • specificus (Latin)

3. specific

noun. ['spəˈsɪfɪk, spɪˈsɪfɪk'] a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease.

Synonyms

  • medication
  • medicament
  • medicine

Antonyms

  • inaccurate
  • incorrect
  • wrong
  • indecorous

Etymology

  • specifique (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • specificus (Latin)

4. specific

noun. ['spəˈsɪfɪk, spɪˈsɪfɪk'] a fact about some part (as opposed to general).

Synonyms

  • fact

Antonyms

  • improperness
  • indecent

Etymology

  • specifique (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • specificus (Latin)
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