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Specify

specify
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)
Origin: F. Specifier, or OF. Especifier, fr. LL. Specificare. See Species, -fy.


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