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Definition of Specific

Specific

  1. Of or pertaining to a species; characterizing or constituting a species; possessing the peculiar property or properties of a thing which constitute its species, and distinguish it from other things; as, the specific form of an animal or a plant; the specific qualities of a drug; the specific distinction between virtue and vice.
  2. Specifying; definite, or making definite; limited; precise; discriminating; as, a specific statement.
  3. Exerting a peculiar influence over any part of the body; preventing or curing disease by a peculiar adaption, and not on general principles; as, quinine is a specific medicine in cases of malaria.
  4. A specific remedy. See Specific, a., 3.
  5. Anything having peculiar adaption to the purpose to which it is applied.

Specific Quotations

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.
Lily Tomlin

God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.
Peter Marshall

Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Viktor E. Frankl

For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
Viktor E. Frankl

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
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Specific Translations

specific in Afrikaans is spesifiek
specific in Dutch is specifiek, soortelijk
specific in German is spezifische, spezifisch, spezifische
specific in Swedish is specifik

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