November 29, 2016
Learner's Word of the Day
specifically /spɪˈsɪfɪkli/ adverb
specifically
/spɪˈsɪfɪkli/
adverb
The chairs were made specifically for outdoor use.
The chairs were made specifically for outdoor use.
Learner's definition of SPECIFICALLY

[more specifically; most specifically]

1 : in a definite and exact way

  • The report specifically names two companies that were involved.

  • 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 purpose or use of something

  • The show is aimed specifically at a female audience.

  • The new rules apply specifically to situations like this.

  • furniture designed specifically for outdoor use

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