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Main Entry: 1spe·cif·ic
Pronunciation: spi-primarystresssif-ik
Function: adjective
1 : relating to or being an example of a certain kind of thing <a specific case> <was the question specific or general?>
2 a : restricted to a particular individual, situation, effect, or reaction <a disease specific to humans> <a specific enzyme> b : having one particular effect or influence (as on a body part or a disease) <quinine is specific for malaria>
3 : clearly and exactly presented or stated <gave them specific directions>
4 : of, relating to, or being a species
- spe·cif·i·cal·ly /-primarystresssif-i-k(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb

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