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specific

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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In remarks before the ABA Section of Taxation on May 5, 2006, you acknowledged any effective TAM process "must include among its characteristics an honest and forthright effort by the Service and Counsel to reevaluate any positions formulated in either the Case Specific or Generic Legal Advice in light of specific arguments advanced by the taxpayers and their representatives during the TAM process.
This would allow us to ensure that students were not merely completing a required number of service hours that may not give them the opportunity to utilize their discipline-specific skills, and also ensure that projects were not too specific to one area of their discipline.
Costs drivers are collected either in directly reported project hours or in specific dollars of material used.
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With this information, a buyer can: a) agree with the seller's valuation and submit an aggressive bid; b) walk away from the deal if it is overvalued; c) consider options such as earn-outs to keep the seller with some "skin" in the game; or d) develop purchase price adjustments targeting the buyer's specific financial concerns.
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Widely quoted sources claim misfile rates ranging from one to ten percent for documents in office files, but such claims are typically substantiated by anecdotal reports rather than scientific studies that present detailed statistical data about filing activity in specific work environments.
Other accommodations may be specific to the student's learning disability.
The specific speed--which is not the pump's real speed--tells us what type of work the pump will perform most efficiently (see definition 2).
The session participants shared myriad specific techniques to make practice time more efficient.
The Toxicology/Pathology (Tox/Path) Working Group of the NCT performs experiments designed to gain insight into mechanisms of toxicity, to establish signatures of effects, and to link the patterns of altered gene expression to specific parameters of well-defined indices of toxicity.
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