Definition of “specimen” - English Dictionary

“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 typical example:

He has a collection of rare insect specimens.
Museums will pay large amounts of money for good dinosaur fossil specimens.
Astronauts brought back specimens of moon rock.

a small amount of blood or urine used for testing:

They took blood 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 typical example:

He has a collection of rare insect specimens.

medical A specimen is a small amount 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 /ˈspesəmɪn/ us

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 ]

Specimen ballots are printed below.

(Definition of “specimen” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)