specifically

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) (US) IPA (key): /spəˈsɪf.ɪk.li/ or /spɪˈsɪf.ɪk.li/
  • (file)

Adverb[change]

Positive
specifically

Comparative
more specifically

Superlative
most specifically

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Specifically is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. You use specifically to focus attention on the particular or special reason that something is done.
    The software is designed specifically to address the needs of blind users.
  2. You use specifically to focus attention on something separately from other things of the same kind.
    We want this to be interesting to women, specifically 40-year old women living in cities.

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