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fixed and distinct from others

of, relating to, or intended for a distinctive thing or group

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a fact about some part (as opposed to general)

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a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease

(sometimes followed by 'to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique

stated explicitly or in detail

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being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition

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These, then, are qualities, and the things that take their name from them as derivatives, or are in some other way dependent on them, are said to be qualified in some specific way.
We may therefore state that those things are said to be possessed of some specific quality which have a name derived from that of the aforesaid quality, or which are in some other way dependent on it.
I do not know how many have noticed it, but I think that it will be found to be true that there are few instances, either in slavery or freedom, in which a member of my race has been known to betray a specific trust.
I have said that there are few instances of a member of my race betraying a specific trust.
But since he did not mean to marry for the next five years-- his more pressing business was to look into Louis' new book on Fever, which he was specially interested in, because he had known Louis in Paris, and had followed many anatomical demonstrations in order to ascertain the specific differences of typhus and typhoid.
As he threw down his book, stretched his legs towards the embers in the grate, and clasped his hands at the back of his head, in that agreeable afterglow of excitement when thought lapses from examination of a specific object into a suffusive sense of its connections with all the rest of our existence--seems, as it were, to throw itself on its back after vigorous swimming and float with the repose of unexhausted strength--Lydgate felt a triumphant delight in his studies, and something like pity for those less lucky men who were not of his profession.
But we may go further than this; for as new forms are continually and slowly being produced, unless we believe that the number of specific forms goes on perpetually and almost indefinitely increasing, numbers inevitably must become extinct.
But when you're armed with the specifics of what to look for - required floor to floor heights, number of windows, ratio of perimeter to interior space, etc.
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