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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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  other  things  as  to  specify 
  the  uses  of  a  plant;  to  specify  articles  purchased. 
  He  has  there  given  us  an  exact  geography  of  Greece, 
  where  the  countries  and  the  uses  of  their  soils  are 
  specified.  --Pope. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  specify  as  a  condition;  "The  will  stipulates  that  she  can 
  live  in  the  house  for  the  rest  of  her  life"  [syn:  {stipulate}, 
  {qualify},  {condition}] 
  2:  decide  upon  as  of  variables  in  math  [syn:  {set},  {determine}, 
  3:  determine  the  essential  quality  of  [syn:  {define},  {delineate}, 
  {delimit},  {delimitate}] 
  4:  be  specific  about  [syn:  {particularize},  {specialize}]  [ant: 
  5:  define  clearly;  "I  cannot  narrow  down  the  rules  for  this 
  game"  [syn:  {pin  down},  {peg  down},  {nail  down},  {narrow 
  down},  {narrow}] 
  6:  design  or  destine;  "She  was  intended  to  become  the  director" 
  [syn:  {intend},  {destine},  {designate}] 
  7:  select  something  or  someone  for  a  specific  purpose  [syn:  {assign}, 
  {set  apart}] 

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