specific reaction n.
A phenomenon produced by an agent identical with or immunologically related to an agent that has altered the capacity of a certain tissue to react.
But I'm most interested here in the specific reaction to them by David Mamet.
Did you have any specific reaction to the Dallas crowd in terms of what your expectation might have been about Dallas?
He is, as a matter of fact, ready for a specific reaction, but all he is conscious of is a general readiness.
They put a stop to miscellaneous doings and clear the way for the specific reaction that is next to be called for.