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specifically

[ spi-sif-ik-lee ]
/ spɪˈsɪf ɪk li /
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adverb
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.
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Origin of specifically

First recorded in 1620–25; specific + -ly
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