To mention or name, as a particular thing; to designate in words so as to distinguish from other things; as, to specify the uses of a plant; to specify articles purchased. "He has there given us an exact geography of Greece, where the countries and the uses of their soils are specified." (Pope)

Origin: F. Specifier, or OF. Especifier, fr. LL. Specificare. See Species, -fy.

(01 Mar 1998)