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specify meaning

EN[ˈspɛsɪfaɪ]
  • VerbSGspecifiesPRspecifyingPT, PPspecifiedSUF-ify
    1. VT To state explicitly, or in detail, or as a condition.
      1. VT To include in a specification.
        1. VT To bring about a specific result.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Admiral Buzby’s report describes an array of digital video recorders used to capture “activities” — it does not specify whether interrogations are included — in at least four subcamps at Guantánamo.
            • It makes sure that the field name argument is not empty, and that the field specified there is an actual existing field in the class which declares the method decorated with this attribute.
            • Your computer hibernates after it has been idle for the specified amount of time. — Microsoft Corp, Use Hibernate and Standby to Conserve Batteries (2001)

        Meaning of specify for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "specify" is a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Verbs
            • Transitive verbs
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          Definiteness: Level 1
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