Definite and Specific


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Definite adjective – Having distinct or certain limits.
Usage example: there should be a definite scope to your paper on the campaign for women's rights because you obviously cannot cover the whole history in five pages

Specific is a synonym for definite in clear topic. In some cases you can use "Specific" instead the word "Definite" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like exact, actual, explicit. popular alternative
Nearby Words: definitely, definitive, definition, definitively
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Specific adjective – So clearly expressed as to leave no doubt about the meaning.
Usage example: specific instructions regarding the interrogation of prisoners

Definite is a synonym for specific in particular topic. You can use "Definite" instead an adjective "Specific", if it concerns topics such as clear, exact, precise, actual. popular alternative
Nearby Words: specify, specification, specifically, specificity
Synonyms for Specific

Things that words describes

character definite character specific character
style definite style specific style
name definite name specific name
point definite point specific point
Other nouns: reason, type, number, case, example, spot, theme, element, version, elements, traits, examples.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Divinity: Original Sin The only definite thing that the "classes" do is give you a specific weapon and set of armor to start with.
  • A definite Guide Dang It, as many of the steps weren't even remotely hinted at in the game, could only be done at very specific points, and were completely random.
  • Satire/Parody/Pastiche It has a definite target and often uses humor to make a specific point.
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