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specimen

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈspesəmɪn/
something that is used or can be examined as a typical example: You'll find specimens of most of the kind of letters you will need to write at every stage of the job application process. The urine specimens were used for drug testing.
specimen adjective [before noun]
Translations of “specimen”
in Korean 샘플, 견본…
in Arabic عَيّنة, نَموذَج…
in French spécimen…
in Turkish örnek, numune, göstermelik…
in Italian esemplare, campione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 樣品, 標本, 樣本…
in Russian образец, экземпляр…
in Polish okaz, próbka…
in Spanish espécimen, muestra…
in Portuguese espécime, exemplar…
in German das Exemplar…
in Catalan espècimen…
in Japanese 見本, 標本…
in Chinese (Simplified) 样品, 标本, 样本…
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