specify


specify
verb
ADVERB
clearly
fully
carefully
exactly, precisely

She did not specify precisely how many people were involved in the incident.

explicitly
correctly

Are all the details correctly specified?

uniquely

Each computer is uniquely specified by its serial number.

otherwise

Unless otherwise specified, all fields have a maximum length of 20 characters.

VERB + SPECIFY
allow sb to
require sb to
be difficult to
Specify is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑architect, ↑article, ↑regulation
Specify is used with these nouns as the object: ↑condition, ↑nature, ↑objective, ↑requirement, ↑type

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  • specify — spe‧ci‧fy [ˈspesfaɪ] verb specified PTandPP [transitive] to state something in an exact and detailed way: • It is useful to specify the due date for payment. • The work must be completed within the specified period agreed in the contract.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Specify — Spec i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Specified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Specifying}.] [F. sp[ e]cifier, or OF. especifier, fr. LL. specificare. See {Species}, { fy}.] To mention or name, as a particular thing; to designate in words so as to distinguish from …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • specify — [spes′ə fī΄] vt. specified, specifying [ME specifien < OFr specifier < LL specificare < specificus,SPECIFIC] 1. to mention, describe, or define in detail; state definitely [to specify the time and place] 2. to include as an item in a set …   English World dictionary

  • specify — I verb advert to, circumscribe, cite, clearly define, demarcate, denotare, designate, detail, differentiate, disclose, enumerare, enumerate, explain, express, give full particulars, go into detail, indicate, instance, itemize, list, mark out,… …   Law dictionary

  • specify — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. specifier (13c.), from L.L. specificare mention particularly, from specifus (see SPECIFIC (Cf. specific)). Related: Specified; specifying …   Etymology dictionary

  • specify — *mention, name, instance Analogous words: cite, *quote: stipulate (see corresponding noun under CONDITION) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • specify — [v] designate; decide definitely be specific, blueprint*, button down*, cite, come to the point, condition, define, detail, determine, draw a picture*, enumerate, establish, finger*, fix, get down to brass tacks*, get to the point*, go into… …   New thesaurus

  • specify — ► VERB (specifies, specified) 1) make specific; state or identify clearly and definitely. 2) include in an architect s or engineer s specifications. DERIVATIVES specifiable adjective specifier noun …   English terms dictionary

  • specify — v. 1) (D; tr.) to specify by (to specify smb. by name) 2) (L) the contract specifies that a penalty must be paid if the work is not completed on time 3) (Q) the instructions specify how the medicine is to be taken * * * [ spesɪfaɪ] (L) the… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • specify — spe|ci|fy W3 [ˈspesıfaı] v past tense and past participle specified present participle specifying third person singular specifies [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: specifier, from Late Latin specificare, from specificus; SPECIFIC1] to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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