specificity

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spec·i·fic·i·ty

noun \ˌspe-sə-ˈfi-sə-tē\

: the quality of being specific

Full Definition of SPECIFICITY

:  the quality or condition of being specific: as
a :  the condition of being peculiar to a particular individual or group of organisms <host specificity of a parasite>
b :  the condition of participating in or catalyzing only one or a few chemical reactions <the specificity of an enzyme>

Examples of SPECIFICITY

  1. I was impressed by the specificity of her instructions.
  2. <the specificity of your description of your medical condition was a bit more than I needed>

First Known Use of SPECIFICITY

1875

spec·i·fic·i·ty

noun \ˌspes-ə-ˈfis-ət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural spec·i·fic·i·ties

Medical Definition of SPECIFICITY

: the quality or condition of being specific: as a : the condition of being peculiar to a particular individual or group of organisms <host specificity of a parasite> b : the condition of participating in or catalyzing only one or a few chemical reactions <the specificity of an enzyme>

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