Learner's definition of SPECIFIC
[more specific; most specific]
1 always used before a noun : special or particular
Is there anything specific you want for dinner?
There is a specific word for this kind of feeling.
a bird species that requires a specific environment
We were each given a specific topic to talk about.
2 : clearly and exactly presented or stated: precise or exact
The doctor gave the patient specific instructions on how to care for the wound.
Can you be more specific? What exactly did the policeman say?
He gave her a ring—or, to be more specific, he gave her an engagement ring.
She was very specific—you have to use a certain kind of tomato in the sauce.
Give specific examples.
Do you have a specific [=certain] date in mind for your party?
3 a : relating to a particular person, situation, etc.
b technical : having a particular function or effect
an education plan specific to each student's interests and abilities
problems specific to this one housing project
a tax regulation specific to this kind of business