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Definition of "specificity" [specificity]

  • The state of being specific rather than general. (noun)
  • The probability, in a binary test, of a true negative being correctly identified. (noun)
  • The extent to which a particular diagnostic test is specific for a given condition. (noun)

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Use "specificity" in a sentence
  • "Sakmann discovered how this specificity is accomplished."
  • "And there's the brilliant way to explain specificity numbers with Stormtroopers and Emperors:"
  • "I agree that gender-specificity is a narrowing, and I think that your hypothesis of 'not in front of the ...' is useful."