Definition of specific

  1. specific Adjective explicit or definite
  2. specific Adjective of, or relating to a species
  3. specific Adjective pertaining to a taxon at the rank of species
  4. specific Adjective special, distinctive or unique
  5. specific Adjective intended for, or applying to a particular thing
  6. specific Adjective being a remedy for a particular disease
  7. specific Adjective limited to a particular antibody or antigen
  8. specific Adjective a value divided by mass (e.g. specific orbital energy)
  9. specific Adjective similarly referring to a value divided by any measure which acts to standardize it (e.g. thrust specific fuel consumption, referring to fuel consumption divided by thrust)
  10. specific Adjective a measure compared with a standard reference value by division, to produce a ratio without unit or dimension (e.g. specific refractive index is a pure number, and is relative to that of air)
  11. specific Noun A distinguishing attribute or quality.
  12. specific Noun Something particularly adapted for a particular use, as a remedy for a particular disorder
  13. specific Noun Specification
  14. specific Noun The details; particulars.
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