specifics of the practice vary by couple, though CDDers all seem to follow a few basic principles.
“The answer is there is no answer,” said one highly placed state employee about the specifics of the bill.
So long as we are in the world of facts and specifics, Romney has shown himself scrupulous not to overstate or misrepresent.
He sticks only to specifics—the dates of operations, the number of people killed on both sides, even the number of bullets fired.
While anger over the way the country is run is valid, when it comes to specifics—and to direct, clear solutions—things fall apart.
He is not allowed to try his germs and specifics upon them; he is not allowed to vivisect them.
He had mastered the trick of making universals sound like specifics.
There were forty or fifty kinds of simples and curiosities, cure-alls, and specifics.
Mortification and disappointment, then, are specifics in a case of stubbornness.
We have medicines that act as specifics, and the disease can always be cured in a very short period of time.
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.