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1. of or relating to a biological species
2. (of a disease) caused by a particular pathogenic agent
3. Physics
a. characteristic of a property of a particular substance, esp in relation to the same property of a standard reference substance
b. characteristic of a property of a particular substance per unit mass, length, area, volume, etc.
c. (of an extensive physical quantity) divided by mass
4. International trade denoting a tariff levied at a fixed sum per unit of weight, quantity, volume, etc., irrespective of value
5. Med any drug used to treat a particular disease

specific

[spə′sif·ik]
(physics)
Indicating the amount of a physical quantity per unit mass, weight, volume, or area, or the ratio of the quantity for the substance under consideration to the same quantity for a standard substance, such as water.
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Kozlov's use of detail--his narrator's memories of his lost love and of his final leavetaking--adds a specificness and concreteness worthy of Zukovskij himself.
* its specificness and the director's or officer's relation to it;
As for the assimilation of the various styles into the manufactory's work, Janisch notes that, at Augarten, "Classicism, Biedermeier, and Art Deco find a totally individual and unique expression concentrating on the specificness of Austrian art and artists." But as he stresses, "The collection is heavily influenced by the imperial Hapsburg taste and demand."

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