a part or an individual taken as exemplifying a whole mass or number; a typical animal, plant, mineral, part, etc.
(in medicine, microbiology, etc.) a sample of a substance or material for examination or study:
a urine specimen; a tissue specimen.
a particular or peculiar kind of person.
an individual, object, or part regarded as typical of the group or class to which it belongs
(as modifier): a specimen signature, a specimen page
(med) a sample of tissue, blood, urine, etc, taken for diagnostic examination or evaluation
the whole or a part of an organism, plant, rock, etc, collected and preserved as an example of its class, species, etc
(informal, often derogatory) a person
specimen spec·i·men (spěs’ə-mən)
A sample, as of tissue, blood, or urine, used for analysis and diagnosis.
noun, Horticulture. 1. a plant grown by itself for ornamental effect, rather than being massed with others in a bed or border.
noun 1. Usually, specs. specification (def 2). 2. speculation. adjective 3. built, done, bought, etc., as a speculation: the construction of spec houses. verb (used with object), spec’d or specked or specced, spec’ing or specking or speccing. 4. to provide specifications for: Their newest truck was spec’d by a computer. Idioms 5. on spec, made, […]
benchmark A benchmark result derived from the results of a set of integer benchmarks from SPEC (geometric mean of the 6 SPEC ratios of CINT92) which can be used to estimate a machine’s single-tasking performance on integer code. SPECint92 obsoletes SPECint89. Results (ftp://ftp.nosc.mil/pub/aburto/specin92.tbl). See also SPECbase_int92. (1994-11-14)
noun, plural speciosities. 1. the quality or state of being specious. noun (pl) -ties 1. a thing or person that is deceptively attractive or plausible 2. the state of being specious 3. (obsolete) the state of being beautiful