Origin of specificity
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Examples from the Web for specificity
But everything in Abbudin feels willfully generic, as if even the tiniest hint of specificity might give offense.Generic and Superficial ‘Tyrant’ Amerisplains the Middle East
June 25, 2014
The specificity of the reporting instructions are strangely comforting… follow these steps exactly, and you will live.Telling My Family That I’m Leaving Again for Afghanistan
April 9, 2014
So broad is this metaphor that it risks denying the actual man—and his actual struggle—of all his specificity, all his complexity.Goodbye, Madiba
December 15, 2013
The lack of specificity led White House spokesman Jay Carney to dub the plan “magic beans and fairy dust.”Fiscal Cliff Hostage Situation Day 28: Ennui Sets in
December 4, 2012
The exact nature of U.S. retaliation remains hazy, but no less intimidating for its lack of specificity.Can Sanctions Peacefully Stop Iran From Getting the Bomb?
September 29, 2012
The specificity of the form as a whole is contingent also according to Lamarckism.The Science and Philosophy of the Organism
The fact of specificity is supported by the fact of constancy of forms.
The first phenomenon which strikes us in this connection is again a phenomenon of specificity.
This specificity of embryos was affirmed with even greater confidence by Sedgwick in a paper critical of von Baer's law.Form and Function
E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
Specificity in bacterial disease with special reference to silkworms and tent caterpillars.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches
Louis M. Roth
Word Origin and History for specificity
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The condition or state of being specific.
- The statistical probability that an individual who does not have the particular disease being tested for will be correctly identified as negative, expressed as the proportion of true negative results to the total of true negative and false positive results.
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