a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
"he always reasons from the particular to the general"
a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease
"quinine is a specific for malaria"
(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"
stated explicitly or in detail
"needed a specific amount"
relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species
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"
explicit or definite
of, or relating to a species
pertaining to a taxon at the rank of species
special, distinctive or unique
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concrete, particular, special, precise, certain, accurate, specified, practical, tangible, definite, individual, targeted, own, unique, grained, speciﬁc, spécifiques, exact, detailed, dedicated, determined, explicit, specifically, individuals, some, précis, clear, peculiar, focused, separate, treaty-specific, specificity, product-specific, -specific, fine-grained, distinctive, specialized, actual
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That specific risk (Horgan's opposition) is a risk that for a private sector player is impossible to deal with. They can't negotiate between governments, we see that as something we can actually indemnify. Other business risks are other business risks - anybody going into the business of building pipelines recognizes other risks.
We have to pick somebody, as the President will, who is intellectually competent, is a person of high moral character, is a person who is demonstrated to have an open mind, and is a person who doesn't come with a specific agenda.
Dos Santos' departure from power has been the talk of the town in Luanda for 15 years. He has always hinted that he wanted to leave but this is the most specific commitment he has ever made, the fact that he put a date to it is a powerful marker and would come back to haunt him if he were to renege on it.
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- específicCatalan, Valencian
- specifický, relativní, konkrétníCzech
- εξειδικευμένος, συγκεκριμένος, ειδικόςGreek
- kindel, eriline, eri-, omaneEstonian
- erityinen, laji, lajityyppinen, ominainen, spesifinen, erikoinenFinnish
- специфический, особенный, видовой, явный, специальный, конкретный, особыйRussian
- නිශ්චිතSinhala, Sinhalese
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