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specific

 
Adjective specific has 4 senses
  1. specific - (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"
    Antonyms:
    general, as a whole, at large, in general, at-large, broad, unspecific, generalized, generalised, general-purpose, all-purpose, generic, gross, mass, large-scale, miscellaneous, overall, pandemic, pervading, pervasive, widespread, plain, popular, nonspecific
  2. specific - stated explicitly or in detail; "needed a specific amount"
    Antonym:
    unspecified (indirect, via specified)
  3. specific - relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species; "specific characters"
  4. specific - 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"
    Antonym:
    nonspecific
Noun specific has 2 senses
  1. particular, specific - a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general"
    --1 is a kind of fact
    Antonyms: general
  2. specific - a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease; "quinine is a specific for malaria"
    --2 is a kind of
    medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug
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