verb specifies, specifying, specified
[with object]
1 Identify clearly and definitely.
1.1 with clause State a fact or requirement clearly and precisely.
1.2 Include in an architect’s or engineer’s specifications.

Middle English from Old French specifier or late Latin specificare (see specific).


It is difficult to specify the exact degree to which the temperature will rise during the day. Early spring forecasters here typically say something like “It will be in the upper 40s.” Of course in countries using metric temperatures, that is far from good news.


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