specific englannista suomeksi
ominainen, ominais-, spesifinen
tietty, tarkoin määrätty
pertaining to a species
2008, (w), ''The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing'', Oxford 2009, p. 3:
- Science and literature, then, are the two achievements of ''Homo sapiens'' that most convincingly justify the specific name.
pertaining to a taxon at the rank of species
Serving to identify a particular thing (often a disease or condition), with little risk of mistaking something else for it.
''a highly specific test'', ''specific and nonspecific symptoms''
''Quinine is a specific medicine in cases of malaria.''
(quote-book)|chapter=Specific Medicines|title=Specimens of the Table Talk of the Late Samuel Taylor Coleridge|volume=I|location=London|publisher=J. Murray|page=147|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=X-k9AAAAYAAJ&pg=PP243|passage=The study of specific medicines is too much disregarded now. No doubt, the hunting after specifics is a mark of ignorance and weakness in medicine, yet the neglect of them is proof also of immaturity ; for, in fact, all medicines will be found specific in the perfection of science.
of a value divided by mass (e.g. specific orbital energy)
similarly referring to a value divided by any measure which acts to standardize it (e.g. thrust specific fuel consumption, referring to fuel consumption divided by thrust)
a measure compared with a standard reference value by division, to produce a ratio without unit or dimension (e.g. specific index is a pure number, and is relative to that of air)
A remedy for a specific disease or condition.
1968, (w), ''True Grit'':
- I had no unreasonable fear of bats, (..) yet I knew them too for carriers of the dread “Hydrophobia,” for which there was no specific.
The details; particulars.