[ spi-sif-ik-lee ]
/ spɪˈsɪf ɪk li /


in a definite or precise manner: The suspect was not specifically named in the report. More specifically, you will be responsible for half the total cost.
with an exact use or purpose in mind: The manual is written specifically for nonexperts.
with reference to qualities that are peculiar or proper to someone or something: Our classes are specifically different from other yoga programs.

Nearby words

  1. specific resistance,
  2. specific rotation,
  3. specific urethritis,
  4. specific viscosity,
  5. specific volume,
  6. specification,
  7. specificity,
  8. specifics,
  9. specify,
  10. specimen

Origin of specifically

First recorded in 1620–25; specific + -ly

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