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Meaning of specify

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      v 1: specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or
           agreement; make an express demand or provision in an
           agreement; "The will stipulates that she can live in the
           house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates
           the dates of the payments" [syn: {stipulate}, {qualify},
           {condition}, {specify}]
      2: decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify
         the parameters" [syn: {specify}, {set}, {determine},
         {define}, {fix}, {limit}]
      3: determine the essential quality of [syn: {specify}, {define},
         {delineate}, {delimit}, {delimitate}]
      4: be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism
         of my paper?" [syn: {specify}, {particularize},
         {particularise}, {specialize}, {specialise}] [ant:
         {generalise}, {generalize}]
      5: define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this
         game" [syn: {pin down}, {peg down}, {nail down}, {narrow
         down}, {narrow}, {specify}]
      6: design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
         [syn: {intend}, {destine}, {designate}, {specify}]
      7: select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The
         teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
         [syn: {assign}, {specify}, {set apart}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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