Obama proposes bigger tax hikes and says the Republicans should get specific about spending cuts.
Thus the transaction was all geared to assuming a specific layer of liability, avoiding an open-ended assumption.
One of the lawyers got into the 'Gitmo' defense effort at the specific request of military lawyers.
But Clegg was effective with his specific and repeated call to cut the budget for the Trident nuclear-submarine program.
The tracker focuses on three specific forms of support: financing, health-care personnel, and in-kind contributions.
The message to Congress, of October 27, contained no specific recommendation.
Then the efforts, through long use, become definite and specific.
But that specific meaning is probably never altogether lost.
It was a specific device of leading churchmen to accomplish an object.
Has it a specific sense; or is it a general equivalent to clann or treubh?
1630s, "having a special quality," from French spécifique, from Late Latin specificus "constituting a species," from Latin species "kind, sort" (see species). Earlier form was specifical (early 15c.). Meaning "definite, precise" first recorded 1740.
specific spe·cif·ic (spĭ-sĭf'ĭk)
Relating to, characterizing, or distinguishing a species.
Intended for, applying to, or acting on a specified thing.
Designating a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition.
Having a remedial influence or effect on a particular disease.
In immunology, having an affinity limited to a particular antibody or antigen.