Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being specific, or of having a specific character or relation; specific affinity, cause, origin, or effect; specificness.

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  • noun The state of being specific rather than general.
  • noun statistics The probability, in a binary test, of a true negative being correctly identified.
  • noun medicine The extent to which a particular diagnostic test is specific for a given condition.

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  • noun the quality of being specific to a particular organism
  • noun the quality of being specific rather than general

Etymologies

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From specific + -ity.

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