The definition of specific is someone or something unique, distinctive or definite.(adjective)
An example of specific is someone saying exactly which jacket they want someone to grab for them.
Specific is someone or something that is specially suited for a purpose or need.(noun)
An example of specific is using pruning shears to prune a tree.
See specific in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LL specificus < L species (see species) + -ficus, -fic
See specific in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Late Latin specificus
Origin: : Latin speciēs, kind, species; see species
Origin: + Latin -ficus, -fic.
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