Part of speech: noun

A remedy for a particular disease.

Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Definite; particular; special.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to a species.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "specific":

  1. Finally, however, he quieted down, and the boat swung him around, bringing the tail past our bow, and the ship cut contragravity to specific- gravity level and settled to float on top of the water. - "Four-Day Planet", Henry Beam Piper.
  2. The money is hired for a specific service, namely, to enable a man to get a specific profit in a commercial transaction. - "The Value of Money", Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr..
  3. The old Don said suddenly, " You must visit my poor town of Rio Medio," but he gave no specific invitation and said nothing more. - "Romance", Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer.