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- n. The second word in the scientific name of a species, following the name of the genus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the name which, appended to the name of the genus, constitutes the distinctive name of the species; -- originally applied by Linnæus to the essential character of the species, or the essential difference. The present specific name he at first called the trivial name.
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They are now classified along with us in the genus Homo, retaining Dubois’ specific name erectus: Homo erectus.
And, to cap it all, the specific name rudolfensis has been fastened to both generic names, Australopithecus and Homo.
He is the author of a work entitled Eisagoge eis tas Theias Graphas, "Introduction to the Divine Scriptures", which has indeed supplied the specific name of introduction for the theological science treating of topics preliminary to the study of Holy Writ, but which, in fact, is simply
Also there are opinions about the future, which have the general name of expectations; and the specific name of fear, when the expectation is of pain; and of hope, when of pleasure; and further, there is reflection about the good or evil of them, and this, when embodied in a decree by the State, is called Law.
He that replies is here called by a more specific name than that of v. 3 Ge 20: 3: not 'Elohim butHa'elohim -- "the true God."