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specifically

adverb uk   /spəˈsɪf.ɪ.kəl.i/ us  

specifically adverb (FOR ONE PURPOSE)

C1 for a particular reason, purpose, etc.: These jeans are designed specifically for women. [+ to infinitive] I bought it specifically to wear at the wedding. We are aiming our campaign specifically at young people.
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specifically adverb (EXACTLY)

C1 clearly, exactly, or in detail: I specifically asked you not to be late. The law specifically prohibits acts of this kind. It specifically said/stated on the label that the jacket should be dry-cleaned only.
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