specific rotation n.
The arc of rotation, expressed in angular degrees, through which the plane of polarized light moves when it is in a light path one decimeter in length passing through a solution containing one gram of a compound per one milliliter water.
adjective 1. having a special application, bearing, or reference; specifying, explicit, or definite: to state one’s specific purpose. 2. specified, precise, or particular: a specific sum of money. 3. peculiar or proper to somebody or something, as qualities, characteristics, effects, etc.: His specific problems got him into trouble. 4. of a special or particular kind. […]
- Specific urethritis
specific urethritis n. Urethritis caused by gonococci.
- Specific viscosity
noun 1. (physics) a measure of the resistance to flow of a fluid, expressed as the ratio of the absolute viscosity of the fluid to that of a reference fluid (usually water in the case of liquids)
noun, Physics. 1. volume per unit mass; the reciprocal of density. specific volume noun 1. (physics) the volume of matter per unit mass; the reciprocal of the density ν
verb (used with object), specified, specifying. 1. to mention or name specifically or definitely; state in detail: He did not specify the amount needed. 2. to give a specific character to. 3. to set forth as a specification. 4. to name or state as a condition: He specified that he be given my power of […]