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"specimen" in British English

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specimennoun [C]

uk   /ˈspes.ə.mɪn/  us   /ˈspes.ə.mɪn/
C2 something ​shown or ​examined as an ​example; a ​typicalexample: He has a ​collection of ​rareinsect specimens. Museums will ​paylargeamounts of ​money for good ​dinosaurfossil specimens. Astronauts ​brought back specimens ofmoonrock.
a ​smallamount of ​blood or ​urine used for ​testing: They tookblood and ​urine specimens for ​analysis.
(Definition of specimen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"specimen" in American English

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specimennoun [C]

 us   /ˈspes·ə·mən/
something ​shown or ​examined as an ​example; a ​typicalexample: He has a ​collection of ​rareinsect specimens.
medical A specimen is a ​smallamount of something, such as ​urine or ​blood, taken for ​testing.
(Definition of specimen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"specimen" in Business English

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specimennoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​jobapplicationprocess. The urine specimens were used for ​drugtesting.
specimen
adjective [before noun]
Specimen ​ballots are ​printed below.
(Definition of specimen from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “specimen”
in Korean 샘플, 견본…
in Arabic عَيّنة, نَموذَج…
in Malaysian spesimen…
in French spécimen…
in Russian образец, экземпляр…
in Chinese (Traditional) 樣品, 標本, 樣本…
in Italian esemplare, campione…
in Turkish örnek, numune, göstermelik…
in Polish okaz, próbka…
in Spanish espécimen, muestra…
in Vietnamese mẫu, mẫu vật…
in Portuguese espécime, exemplar…
in Thai ตัวอย่าง…
in German das Exemplar…
in Catalan espècimen…
in Japanese 見本, 標本…
in Chinese (Simplified) 样品, 标本, 样本…
in Indonesian contoh…
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“specimen” in Business English

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