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Synonyms for specific
spɪˈsɪf ɪkspe·cif·ic

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  1. specificadjective

    pandemic, generic, general, nonspecific, all-purpose, widespread, broad, universal, general-purpose, unspecific, gross, overall

  2. specificnoun

    all-purpose, generic, overall, gross, widespread, broad, unspecific, general, pandemic, universal, general-purpose, nonspecific

  3. specificnoun

    explicit or definite

    broad, widespread, general, gross, nonspecific, unspecific, all-purpose, universal, general-purpose, generic, pandemic, overall

  4. specificnoun

    of, or relating to a species

    gross, general, pandemic, all-purpose, widespread, unspecific, broad, universal, general-purpose, generic, nonspecific, overall

  5. specificnoun

    pertaining to a taxon at the rank of species

    broad, overall, pandemic, general, general-purpose, all-purpose, nonspecific, unspecific, generic, widespread, universal, gross

  6. specificadjective

    special, distinctive or unique

    overall, all-purpose, general-purpose, gross, nonspecific, universal, widespread, generic, pandemic, general, broad, unspecific

  7. specificadjective

    overall, general-purpose, nonspecific, unspecific, pandemic, widespread, general, gross, generic, all-purpose, universal, broad

  8. specificadjective

    generic, universal, general, all-purpose, pandemic, general-purpose, widespread, unspecific, broad, gross, nonspecific, overall

  9. specificadjective

    nonspecific, all-purpose, generic, widespread, broad, universal, gross, pandemic, general-purpose, overall, unspecific, general

  10. specificadjective

    nonspecific, widespread, pandemic, universal, overall, general-purpose, generic, all-purpose, unspecific, general, broad, gross

  11. specificadjective

    unspecific, generic, general, all-purpose, universal, widespread, nonspecific, overall, broad, pandemic, gross, general-purpose

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. particular, specificnoun

    a fact about some part (as opposed to general)

    "he always reasons from the particular to the general"

    particular proposition, item, particular, detail

    general, unspecified, gross, general-purpose, nonspecific, widespread, all-purpose, universal, generic, unspecific, pandemic, broad, overall

  2. specificadjective

    a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease

    "quinine is a specific for malaria"


    general, universal, overall, gross, generic, nonspecific, pandemic, broad, all-purpose, widespread, general-purpose, unspecified, unspecific

  3. specificadjective

    (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"

    general, widespread, pandemic, generic, gross, nonspecific, general-purpose, overall, broad, universal, all-purpose, unspecific, unspecified

  4. specificadjective

    stated explicitly or in detail

    "needed a specific amount"

    general, nonspecific, all-purpose, universal, unspecific, widespread, unspecified, pandemic, overall, generic, gross, general-purpose, broad

  5. specificadjective

    relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species

    "specific characters"

    general, unspecific, universal, nonspecific, widespread, all-purpose, generic, gross, pandemic, general-purpose, unspecified, overall, broad

  6. specificadjective

    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 affinity for particular structural elements"

    general, pandemic, nonspecific, generic, unspecific, overall, gross, widespread, all-purpose, general-purpose, universal, unspecified, broad

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. specificadjective

    peculiar, particular, especial, characteristic

  2. specificadjective

    definite, precise, specified

  3. specificnoun

    special medicine, sovereign remedy, infallible remedy

  4. specificnoun

    unfailing agent, sure means

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. specificadjective

    definite, precise, specified, characteristic, particular, special

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  1. Michael Dobryansky:

    So for patients, when they are investigating places for getting these types of procedures, they need to make sure that the places are actually vampire certified, because there is specific training and there is specific maintenance of certification that that organization requires of its providers in order to be able to both perform the procedures and continuously offer them to patients, if you as a consumer look for that, you're likely to end up in a reputable place.

  2. Elizabeth Joy:

    We are seeing training programs migrate into this' functional' space, not only for older adults, but for others as well, for an older adult trying to maintain independent living, they need function-specific training.

  3. Tyler Perry:

    My audience and the stories that I tell are Read MoreThe actor/director/producer, stories specific to a certain audience, specific to a certain group of people that I know, that I grew up with, and we speak a language, hollywood doesn't necessarily speak the language.

  4. Bas Eickhout:

    That is quite a victory. There is no precedent for a phase-out of the use of specific crops.

  5. Lion Shahab:

    This paper provides evidence for a rise in specific malignant brain tumors in England, showing that incidence has more than doubled over the last two decades. What the analysis does not show is that this rise is caused by mobile phones. This is for a number of reasons, firstly, this paper does not attempt to link the rise in mobile phone use with a rise in brain tumor incidence directly.

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