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"specific" in British English

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specificadjective

uk   /spəˈsɪf.ɪk/  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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(Definition of specific from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"specific" in American English

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specificadjective

 us   /spɪˈsɪf·ɪk/
  • specific adjective (PARTICULAR)

relating to one thing and not others; particular: The virus attacks specific cells in the body. The meeting is for the specific purpose of discussing the merger.
  • specific adjective (EXACT)

clear and exact: The report makes specific recommendations. Can you be more specific?
(Definition of specific from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"specific" in Business English

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specificadjective

uk   us   /spəˈsɪfɪk/
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 estimate of how much the company would make.
(Definition of specific from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“specific” in British English

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“specific” in Business English

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