Definition of specimen
- a urine specimen
- specimen trees
The church is a magnificent specimen of baroque architecture.
Her dance partner is a superb physical specimen.
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being, bird, body, character, creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, sort, soul, stiff, thing, wight;
son of man;
: something (such as an animal or plant) collected as an example of a particular kind of thing
: a small amount or piece of something that can be tested or examined
: a notable example of something
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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