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Specifically definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SPECIF'ICALLY, adv. In such a manner as to constitute a species; according to the nature of the species. A body is specifically lighter than another, when it has less weight in the same bulk than the other. Human reason-differs specifically from the fantastic reason of brutes. -Those several virtues that are specifically requisite to a due performance of duty.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: in distinction from others; "a program specifically for teenagers"; "he is interested specifically in poisonous snakes" [ant: generally, in general, in the main]

Merriam Webster's

adverb see specific I

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Specifically Spe*cif"ic*al*ly, adv. In a specific manner.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. You use specifically to emphasize that something is given special attention and considered separately from other things of the same kind. ...the first nursing home designed specifically for people with AIDS... We haven't specifically targeted school children. ...the only book specifically about that event. ADV: ADV with v [emphasis] 2. You use specifically to add something more precise or exact to what you have already said. ...the Christian, and specifically Protestant, religion. ...brain cells, or more specifically, neurons. ADV: ADV with group 3. You use specifically to indicate that something has a restricted nature, as opposed to being more general in nature. ...a specifically female audience... This is a European, and not a specifically British, problem. ADV: ADV adj 4. If you state or describe something specifically, you state or describe it precisely and clearly. I specifically asked for this steak rare. ADV: ADV with v

Moby Thesaurus

at length, categorically, completely, concretely, definitely, distinctively, distinctly, especially, exactly, explicitly, expressly, fully, in detail, in extenso, in full, in particular, in toto, item by item, minutely, particularly, precisely, separately, singly, special, specially, to be specific, wholly

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