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adjective uk   us   /spəˈsɪf.ɪk/

specific adjective (PARTICULAR)

B2 relating to one thing and not others; particular: The virus attacks specific cells in the brain. The money is intended to be used for specific purposes.formal The disease seems to be specific to (= only found in) certain types of plant. Is there anything specific you want from the shops?
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specific adjective (EXACT)

C1 clear and exact: No specific allegations have yet been made about the prison officers' behaviour. Can you be more specific about where your back hurts?
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