Specificity - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌspesəˈfɪsɪt̬i|  American pronunciation of the word specificity
Brit.  |ˌspesɪˈfɪsɪti|  British pronunciation of the word specificity

noun

- the quality of being specific rather than general

add a desirable note of specificity to the discussion
the specificity of the symptoms of the disease

- the quality of being specific to a particular organism

host specificity of a parasite

Examples

I was impressed by the specificity of her instructions.

...the specificity of your description of your medical condition was a bit more than I needed...

add a desirable note of specificity to the discussion

the specificity of the symptoms of the disease

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