Specify

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Definition

to specify: to state, to designate, to stipulate, to indicate
verb
Could you please specify if you would like fries or salad with your burger?

the (software) specifications, specs: the (software) requirements, details, particulars, stipulations
noun
-What are the customers' specifications? -They would like a computer with 1GB of ram and at least 70GB of hard disk space.

specific: particular, exact, precise, special
adjective

Examples

  • "They're independent, so they won't try to push one specific carrier: Benjamin will choose the best offer in each individual case for us."
  • "We're looking for Bruno, we don't have a specific destination in mind!"
  • "Authorities speculated that the group's chance for survival was 'slim to none', then specified that it was closer to .006 percent."
  • "Brian : Right, could you be a bit more specific?"
  • "The official policy will be sent shortly as a PDF file, but I'd like to draw your attention to some specific details beforehand."
  • "Polly has the product specifications from our Mid-West distributors, and Philip has volunteered to shoulder the responsibility of taking care of my contacts here in the Bay."
  • "I'll fax you the specifications of the bottles and containers as soon as possible, and we'll be in touch shortly."
  • "The sheik specified no next of kin, and left no legal will."
  • "Actually, to be more specific, he spit on my shoe and called me a bourgeois pig."
  • "Penelope : You'll have to be more specific, Bruno."

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