specimen Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "specimen" - English Dictionary

See all translations

specimennoun [C]

uk   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.
Translations of “specimen”
in Arabic عَيّنة, نَموذَج…
in Korean 샘플, 견본…
in Malaysian spesimen…
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 Vietnamese mẫu, mẫu vật…
in Spanish espécimen, muestra…
in Portuguese espécime, exemplar…
in Thai ตัวอย่าง…
in German das Exemplar…
in Catalan espècimen…
in Japanese 見本, 標本…
in Indonesian contoh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 样品, 标本, 样本…
(Definition of specimen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of specimen?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “specimen” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
like

to enjoy or approve of something or someone

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More