Definition of specify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

specify

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈspɛsəˌfaɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they specify
 
he / she / it specifies
 
past simple specified
 
-ing form specifying
 
 
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to state something, especially by giving an exact measurement, time, exact instructions, etc. specify something Remember to specify your size when ordering clothes. Forms must be returned by the specified date. specify who, what, etc… The contract clearly specifies who can operate the machinery. specify that… The regulations specify that calculators may not be used in the examination.
 
adjective
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