English adjective: specific
|1.||specific (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique|
|Samples||Rules with specific application.|
Demands specific to the job.
A specific and detailed account of the accident.
|Similar||ad hoc, circumstantial, limited, particular, particular, particularised, particularized, peculiar, proper, special, special, unique|
|See also||precise, specialised, specialized|
|2.||specific stated explicitly or in detail|
|Samples||Needed a specific amount.|
|3.||specific relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species|
|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|
|Samples||Quinine is highly specific for malaria.|
A specific remedy.
A specific stain is one having a specific affinity for particular structural elements.
|Domain category||medical specialty, medicine, pathology|
English noun: specific
|1.||specific (cognition) a fact about some part (as opposed to general)|
|Samples||He always reasons from the particular to the general.|
|2.||specific (artifact) a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease|
|Samples||Quinine is a specific for malaria.|
|Broader (hypernym)||medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine|