Found 3 items, similar to specific.
English → Indonesian
English → English
adj 1: (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by
or distinguishing something particular or special or
unique; “rules with specific application”
specific to the job”
; “a specific and detailed account
of the accident”
2: stated explicitly or in detail; “needed a specific amount”
3: relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic
species; “specific characters”
4: 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
n 1: a fact about some part (as opposed to general); “he always
reasons from the particular to the general”
2: a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific
disease; “quinine is a specific for malaria”
English → English
(sp[-e]*s[i^]f"[i^]k), a. [F.
sp['e]cifique, or NL. spesificus; L. species a particular
sort or kind + facere to make. Cf. specify
1. Of or pertaining to a species; characterizing or
constituting a species; possessing the peculiar property
or properties of a thing which constitute its species, and
distinguish it from other things; as, the specific form of
an animal or a plant; the specific qualities of a drug;
the specific distinction between virtue and vice.
Specific difference is that primary attribute which
distinguishes each species from one another. --I.
2. Specifying; definite, or making definite; limited;
precise; discriminating; as, a specific statement.
3. (Med.) Exerting a peculiar influence over any part of the
body; preventing or curing disease by a peculiar
adaptation, and not on general principles; as, quinine is
a specific medicine in cases of malaria.
In fact, all medicines will be found specific in the
perfection of the science. --Coleridge.
(Nat. Hist.), a characteristic or
characteristics distinguishing one species from every
other species of the same genus.
(a) A disease which produces a determinate definite effect
upon the blood and tissues or upon some special
(b) A disease which is itself uniformly produced by a
definite and peculiar poison or organism.
. (Com.) See under Duty
. (Physics) See under Gravity
(Physics), the quantity of heat required to
raise the temperature of a body one degree, taking as the
unit of measure the quantity required to raise the same
weight of water from zero to one degree; thus, the
specific heat of mercury is 0.033, that of water being
Specific inductive capacity
(Physics), the effect of a
dielectric body in producing static electric induction as
compared with that of some other body or bodies referred
to as a standard.
(Law), a bequest of a particular thing, as
of a particular animal or piece of furniture, specified
and distinguished from all others. --Wharton. --Burrill.
(Nat. Hist.), the name which, appended to the
name of the genus, constitutes the distinctive name of the
species; -- originally applied by Linn[ae]us to the
essential character of the species, or the essential
difference. The present specific name he at first called
the trivial name
(Law), the peformance of a contract or
agreement as decreed by a court of equity.