Dictionary Results for specific

1. specific - noun

· a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general"

Synonym(s): particular

Hypernym(s): fact

Antonym(s): general

2. specific - noun

· a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease; "quinine is a specific for malaria"

Hypernym(s): medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal_drug

3. specific - adjective

· (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"

Antonym(s): general, nonspecific

4. specific - adjective

· stated explicitly or in detail; "needed a specific amount"

5. specific - adjective

· relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species; "specific characters"

6. specific - adjective

· 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(s): nonspecific

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