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Definitions of specimen

  1. an example regarded as typical of its class Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes; "they collected a urine specimen for urinalysis" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A part, or small portion, of anything, or one of a number of things, intended to exhibit the kind and quality of the whole, or of what is not exhibited; a sample; as, a specimen of a man's handwriting; a specimen of painting; aspecimen of one's art. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A sample; a part of something intended to show the quality, etc., of the whole. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A portion of anything to show the kind and quality of the whole: a sample. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A sample. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. One of class of persons or things regarded as representative of the class; a sample. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A sample; a part of anything intended to exhibit the quality of the whole, or of something not exhibited. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A part exhibited in order that the nature and quality of the body or substance may be known; a sample; an instance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. A part, or small portion, of anything, or one of a number of things, intended to exhibit the kind and quality of the whole, or of what is not exhibited; a sample; as, a specimen of a man's handwriting; a specimen of a person's blood; a specimen of painting; aspecimen of one's art. dictgcide_fs
  11. spes'i-men, n. a portion of anything to show the kind and quality of the whole: a sample, a typical individual: a preparation in natural history, &c., exemplifying anything noticeable in a species or other group. [L. specimen--spec[)e]re, to see.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Individual or part taken as example of a class or whole, esp. individual animal or plant or piece of a mineral &c. used for scientific examination, as ss. of copper ore, zoological ss., fine s. of the swallow-tail, of mosaic work, a s. of his skill, generosity, s. page (of book, printed in prospectus to show size, type, &c.), (colloq. contempt.) what a s. (person)!. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. Anything shown as an example or for purposes of illustration or demonstration. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  14. n. [Latin] A part or small portion of any thing or number of things, intended to exhibit the kind and quality of the whole or of what is not exhibited:- sample ; pattern ; bit ; example. Cabinet Dictionary

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