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"specify" in British English

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specifyverb [T]

uk   /ˈspes.ɪ.faɪ/ us   /ˈspes.ə.faɪ/
B2 to explain or describe something clearly and exactly: He said we should meet but didn't specify a time. The peace treaty clearly specifies the terms for the withdrawal of troops. [+ question word] The newspaper report did not specify how the men were killed. [+ (that)] My contract specifies (that) I must give a month's notice if I leave my job. The loan must be repaid within a specified period/by a specified date.

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(Definition of specify from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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specifyverb [T]

us   /ˈspes·əˌfɑɪ/
to state or describe something clearly and exactly: The treaty specified terms for the withdrawal of troops. [+ question word] He didn’t specify how much was spent on advertising.
specifiable
adjective us   /ˌspes·əˈfɑɪ·ə·bəl/
(Definition of specify from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"specify" in Business English

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specifyverb [T]

uk   /ˈspesɪfaɪ/ us  
to state or describe something clearly and exactly: He said we should meet but didn't specify a time. My contract specifies that I must give a month's notice if I leave my job. The loan must be repaid by a specified date. The land is zoned for development within a specified period of five years.
(Definition of specify from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“specify” in American English

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