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SPECIFICITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does specificity mean? 

SPECIFICITY (noun)
  The noun SPECIFICITY has 2 senses:

1. the quality of being specific rather than general
2. the quality of being specific to a particular organism

  Familiarity information: SPECIFICITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPECIFICITY (noun)


Sense 1specificity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being specific rather than general

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context examples:

add a desirable note of specificity to the discussion / the specificity of the symptoms of the disease

Hypernyms ("specificity" is a kind of...):

particularity; specialness (the quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance)


Sense 2specificity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being specific to a particular organism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

host specificity of a parasite

Hypernyms ("specificity" is a kind of...):

particularity; specialness (the quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance)


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