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adjective specific pronunciation in American English /spəˈsɪfɪk/
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  1. 1
    involving or relating to only one particular thing or type of thing
    Spectators are only allowed into specific areas of the stadium.
    You have to enter the information in a specific order.
    The leaders met for the specific purpose of preserving the ceasefire.
    1. a.
      limited to one particular thing
      specific to: Most of their knowledge is specific to the company they work for.
  2. 2
    exact and detailed
    For specific instructions, please refer to the guide.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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