Specific is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.
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- A specific idea, person, group etc. is the one that is of interest, or when someone knows exactly which one they're talking about.
- If something is specific, it is detailed, clear, and limited.
- Last time, he was happy to do anything, but feels this time he has to be more specific.
- First I will talk about farming in general, and then I will talk about the specific problems of wheat farming.