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Synonyms for specimen
ˈspɛs ə mənspec·i·men

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.8 / 4 votes

  1. specimen

    From its original sense of sample or specimen (Latin exemplum) example derives the seemingly contradictory meanings, on the one hand of a pattern or model, and on the other hand of a warning — a sample or specimen of what is to be followed, or of what is to be shunned. An example, however, may be more than a sample or specimen of any class; it may be the very archetype or prototype to which the whole class must conform, as when Christ is spoken of as being an example or leaving an example for his disciples. Example comes nearer to the possible freedom of the model than to the necessary exactness of the pattern; often we can not, in a given case, exactly imitate the best example, but only adapt its teachings to altered circumstances. In its application to a person or thing, exemplar can scarcely be distinguished from example; but example is most frequently used for an act, or course of action, for which exemplar is not used; as, one sets a good (or a bad) example. An exemplification is an illustrative working out in action of a principle or law, without any reference to its being copied or repeated; an example guides, an exemplification illustrates or explains. Ensample is the same as example, but is practically obsolete outside of Scriptural or theological language. Compare MODEL; SAMPLE.

    Synonyms:
    archetype, ensample, example, exemplar, exemplification, ideal, model, pattern, precedent, prototype, sample, standard, type, warning

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. specimen

    Synonyms:
    sample, mode, pattern, model, illustration, instance, type, exemplar

    Antonyms:
    anomaly, exception, nondescript, monster, freak, misillustration

Princeton's WordNet

  1. specimennoun

    an example regarded as typical of its class

  2. specimennoun

    a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes

    "they collected a urine specimen for urinalysis"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. specimennoun

    Synonyms:
    pattern, sample, model

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  1. specimennoun

    Synonyms:
    example, sample, model, copy, pattern

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "specimen":

    specimens, sample, model, samples

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How to use specimen in a sentence?

  1. Melissa Farrell:

    And you know, when it matters, you know in the cases of when it’s mattered, you know, physicians also need an intact specimen, they can make it happen, so they do it in a way that they get the best specimens.

  2. Aryeh Miller:

    That was a really exciting moment, the specimen looks very different. So different, in fact, that we didn't know immediately what it was.

  3. Bryan Lessard:

    I'd been watching a lot of' RuPaul's Drag Race' when I was examining the specimen under the microscope, so it was on my mind ! and I really wanted to give this group of flies a memorable name because it needs the attention -- the first specimen of this RuPaul fly was collected over a hundred years ago and sat neglected in a museum collection until someone with the knowledge of that group came along to name and document them.

  4. Kenneth Angielczyk:

    In the time since discovery the specimens have been prepared (i.e., extra rock was removed to expose more of the specimen itself), and this allowed us to make detailed comparisons of the anatomy of Ichibengops to other therocephalians.

  5. Nancy Messonnier:

    We have not been able to find a cause for the majority of Most AFM cases, right now, we know that poliovirus is not the cause of Most AFM cases. CDC has tested every stool specimen from every AFM patient. None of the specimens have tested positive for poliovirus.


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