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Webster 1913 Edition


Specify

Spec′i-fy

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Specified
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Specifying
.]
[F.
spécifier
, or OF.
especifier
, fr. LL.
specificare
. See
Species
,
-fy
.]
To mention or name, as a particular thing; to designate in words so as to distinguish from other things;
as, to
specify
the uses of a plant; to
specify
articles purchased
.
He has there given us an exact geography of Greece, where the countries and the uses of their soils are
specified
.
Pope.

Webster 1828 Edition


Specify

SPEC'IFY

,
Verb.
T.
To mention or name, as a particular thing; to designate in words so as to distinguish a thing from every other; as, to specify the uses of a plant; to specify the articles one wants to purchase. He has there given us an exact geography of Greece, where the countries and the uses of their soils are specified.

Definition 2021


specify

specify

English

Verb

specify (third-person singular simple present specifies, present participle specifying, simple past and past participle specified)

  1. (transitive) To state explicitly, or in detail, or as a condition.
  2. (transitive) To include in a specification.
  3. (transitive) To bring about a specific result.

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