Associations to the word «Specific»


SPECIFIC, adjective. Explicit or definite
SPECIFIC, adjective. (sciences) Pertaining to a species.
SPECIFIC, adjective. (taxonomy) pertaining to a taxon at the rank of species
SPECIFIC, adjective. Special, distinctive or unique
SPECIFIC, adjective. Intended for, or applying to a particular thing
SPECIFIC, adjective. Being a remedy for a particular disease
SPECIFIC, adjective. (immunology) limited to a particular antibody or antigen
SPECIFIC, adjective. (physics) of a value divided by mass (e.g. specific orbital energy)
SPECIFIC, adjective. (physics) 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)
SPECIFIC, adjective. (physics) 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)
SPECIFIC, noun. A distinguishing attribute or quality.
SPECIFIC, noun. Something particularly adapted for a particular use, as a remedy for a particular disorder
SPECIFIC, noun. Specification
SPECIFIC, noun. (in the plural) The details; particulars.
SPECIFIC ADDRESSES, noun. Plural of specific address
SPECIFIC CHARGE, noun. (physics) The ratio of the electric charge to the mass of a particle
SPECIFIC CONTRACT, noun. (legal) Synonym of nominate contract.
SPECIFIC ENERGY, noun. (physics) The energy of a substance measured per unit mass
SPECIFIC EPITHET, noun. (taxonomy) (botany) The second (uncapitalized) word in the scientific name of a species, following the name of the genus.
SPECIFIC EPITHETS, noun. Plural of specific epithet
SPECIFIC FUEL CONSUMPTION, noun. The ratio of the mass of fuel used to the output power of an engine (used especially of aircraft engines)
SPECIFIC FUEL CONSUMPTIONS, noun. Plural of specific fuel consumption
SPECIFIC GRAVITIES, noun. Plural of specific gravity
SPECIFIC GRAVITY, noun. (physics) The ratio of the mass of a substance to that of an equal volume of water at 4°C (or to some other reference substance)
SPECIFIC HEAT, noun. (physics) the ratio of the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of a unit mass of substance by a unit degree to the amount of heat needed to raise that of the same mass of water by the same amount
SPECIFIC HEAT, noun. (physics) the amount of heat, in calories, needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius
SPECIFIC HEAT CAPACITIES, noun. Plural of specific heat capacity
SPECIFIC HEAT CAPACITY, noun. (physics) The amount of heat that must be added (or removed) from a unit mass of a substance to change its temperature by one Kelvin.
SPECIFIC HUMIDITY, noun. The ratio of the mass of water vapour to mass of air.
SPECIFIC IMPULSE, noun. The ratio of the thrust produced by a rocket or other jet engine to the rate of use of propellant.
SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT, noun. (linguistics) A disorder where a person's language skills are retarded or abnormally poor for unknown reasons.
SPECIFIC LEAF AREA, noun. (botany) a measure of leaf thickness, calculated by dividing the area of a portion of a leaf by the dry weight of that same portion of leaf.
SPECIFIC LEAF AREAS, noun. Plural of specific leaf area
SPECIFIC NAME, noun. (zoology) The second word in the scientific name of a species, following the name of the genus.
SPECIFIC NAMES, noun. Plural of specific name
SPECIFIC PHOBIA, noun. Phobia to specific objects or situations, like tongues, fingers, or injections.
SPECIFIC PHOBIA, noun. Catch-all for phobias to simple/isolated objects and situations that are too unusual to qualify for an individual name.
SPECIFIC PHOBIAS, noun. Plural of specific phobia
SPECIFIC POWER, noun. (physics) The ratio of the power produced by an object to its mass.
SPECIFIC ROTATION, noun. (chemistry) (of a compound) [α]D, the angle of rotation of the plane of polarization of a ray of monochromatic light that passes through 10cm of the substance in solution at a concentration of 1 gram per millilitre
SPECIFIC THRUST, noun. (engineering), the thrust per unit weight of a vehicle or engine.
SPECIFIC THRUSTS, noun. Plural of specific thrust
SPECIFIC VOLUME, noun. (physics) The volume of unit mass of a substance; the reciprocal of its density

Dictionary definition

SPECIFIC, noun. A fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general".
SPECIFIC, noun. A medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease; "quinine is a specific for malaria".
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".
SPECIFIC, adjective. Stated explicitly or in detail; "needed a specific amount".
SPECIFIC, adjective. Relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species; "specific characters".
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".

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