specifically

adverb
spe·​cif·​i·​cal·​ly | \ spi-ˈsi-fi-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce specifically (audio) \

Definition of specifically

1 : in a specific manner : in a definite and exact way : with precision instructed them specifically on how to proceed the people specifically named in the report The reasons for the change were not specifically mentioned. I specifically told her not to bother you. Knead the bread dough for several minutes, or, more specifically, until it forms a smooth ball.
2 used to indicate the exact identity, purpose, or use of something The show is aimed specifically at a female audience.Specifically, the stores are lowering the height of store shelving, changing out signs, repainting some areas and … putting products next to each other that customers typically buy together.— Jill Rick

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First Known Use of specifically

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of specifically was in 1646

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“Specifically.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/specifically. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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