Definition of 'specific'
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You used to need specific kill streaks to collect the bonus kit. The Sun (2012)Within the organisation there will be specific jobs and tasks to be done. Training with N.L.P. (1994)This enables them to be used against specific targets without lingering to affect others. Thorsons Organic Wine Guide (1991)You will need specific references to literature to support your view. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)What specific areas stand out as needing work? Christianity Today (2000)You may have a specific exercise of your own in mind as you read. Training with N.L.P. (1994)This doctrine holds that each disease has one specific cause. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)They change over time for both the total society and the specific individual or family. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)Use the texts for examples and specific support. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)They set aside time for specific tasks and do it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They must be capable of being converted into specific targets and specific assignments. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)This was the only reference to a specific theory. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We have to select specific areas to hold and then do the job properly. Times, Sunday Times (2009)To make the present business effective may require one specific course of action. MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)The chosen parent will also need to give specific consent. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The aim is to make it impossible to trace specific data to individual computers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This zone has the specific purpose of bringing back the protected pink sea fan. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Use specific examples to support your view. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)It took me a while to go and they measured the specific gravity and said it was too dilute. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It asserts that teachers are having to cope with a larger range of highly specific conditions in one classroom. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Offer coaching to address specific needs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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