specific

specific
spə'sifik
adjective
1) (giving all the details clearly: specific instructions.) preciso
2) (particular; exactly stated or described: Each of the bodily organs has its own specific function.) específico
specific adj específico / preciso
specific
tr[spə'sɪfɪk]
adjective
1 (particular, not general) específico,-a; (definite) concreto,-a
for a specific purpose para un uso específico
a specific example un ejemplo concreto
2 (exact, detailed, precise) preciso,-a; (clear in meaning) explícito,-a
can't you be a bit more specific? ¿no puedes ser un poco más preciso?
noun
1 SMALLMEDICINE/SMALL (drug) específico
plural noun specifics
1 (particulars, details) datos nombre masculino plural (concretos)
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
to be specific to something ser específico,-a de algo, ser propio,-a de algo
specific gravity peso específico
specific [spɪ'sɪfɪk] adj
: específico, determinado
specifically [-fɪkli] adv
specific
adj.
específico, -a adj.
n.
específico s.m.
spɪ'sɪfɪk, spə'sɪfɪk
adjective
a) (particular, individual) específico

give specific examples — dé ejemplos concretos

have you a specific reason for asking? — ¿me preguntas por algún motivo en particular or en especial?

specific TO something/somebody — específico or propio de algo/alguien

b) (explicit, unambiguous) explícito, preciso
c) (exact, precise) preciso
[spǝ'sɪfɪk]
1. ADJ
1) (=definite, particular) [need, plan] específico; [issue, area, problem] específico, concreto; [question, reason, example] concreto

for specific political ends — con fines políticos concretos

with the specific aim of achieving sth — con el propósito expreso de lograr algo

problems which are specific to a particular group of people — problemas que son específicos or propios de un grupo particular de personas

2) (=precise) [description, instructions] preciso; [meaning] exacto

can you be more specific? — ¿puedes ser más concreto?, ¿puedes puntualizar?

it was a tooth, a shark's tooth, to be more specific — era un diente: un diente de un tiburón para ser más preciso

you will be asked to be specific about what the problem is — te pedirán que especifiques con exactitud el problema, te pedirán que seas preciso a la hora de identificar el problema

3) (Bio, Phys, Chem, Med) específico
2. N
1) (Med) (=drug) específico m
2) specifics (=particulars) aspectos mpl concretos, detalles mpl

we have yet to work out the specifics of the plan — todavía tenemos que elaborar los aspectos concretos or los detalles del plan

to get down to specifics — ir a los aspectos concretos or los detalles

3.
CPD

specific gravity N — peso m específico

* * *
[spɪ'sɪfɪk, spə'sɪfɪk]
adjective
a) (particular, individual) específico

give specific examples — dé ejemplos concretos

have you a specific reason for asking? — ¿me preguntas por algún motivo en particular or en especial?

specific TO something/somebody — específico or propio de algo/alguien

b) (explicit, unambiguous) explícito, preciso
c) (exact, precise) preciso

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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  • specific — [spə sif′ik] adj. [LL specificus < L species (see SPECIES) + ficus, FIC] 1. limiting or limited; specifying or specified; precise; definite; explicit [no specific plans] 2. of or constituting a species 3. peculiar to or characteristic of… …   English World dictionary

  • Specific — Spe*cif ic, n. 1. (Med.) A specific remedy. See {Specific}, a., 3. [1913 Webster] His parents were weak enough to believe that the royal touch was a specific for this malady. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything having peculiar adaption to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -specific — [spə sif′ik] combining form limited or specific to, characteristic of (a specified thing or person) [species specific] * * * …   Universalium

  • specific — UK US /spəˈsɪfɪk/ adjective ► relating to one particular thing and not others: »A specific provision in the agreement stated that research materials should not be used for commercial purposes. ► clear and exact: »He wouldn t give a specific… …   Financial and business terms

  • -specific — [spə sif′ik] combining form limited or specific to, characteristic of (a specified thing or person) [species specific] …   English World dictionary

  • specific — adj 1 *special, especial, particular, individual Antonyms: generic 2 definite, *explicit, express, categorical Analogous words: designating, naming (see DESIGNATE): *clear, lucid, perspicuous: precise, exact (see CORRECT …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • specific — ► ADJECTIVE 1) clearly defined or identified. 2) precise and clear. 3) (specific to) belonging or relating uniquely to. 4) relating to species or a species. ► NOUN (specifics) ▪ precise details …   English terms dictionary

  • specific — (adj.) 1630s, having a special quality, from Fr. spécifique, from L.L. specificus constituting a species, from L. species kind, sort (see SPECIES (Cf. species)). Earlier form was specifical (early 15c.). Meaning definite, precise first recorded… …   Etymology dictionary

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