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specimen

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of specimen

  1. 1 a member of the human race <he's a particularly handsome specimen> Synonyms baby, being, bird, bod [British], body, character, cookie (or cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, human, stiff, thing, wightRelated Words hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebodyNear Antonyms animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter

  2. 2 one of a group or collection that shows what the whole is like <chose one frog as a good specimen of the breed> Synonyms case, exemplar, exemplification, illustration, instance, prototype, representative, sample, exampleRelated Words archetype, classic, locus classicus, paradigm; cross section, microcosm; evidence, indication, manifestation, sign




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