Specific Volume

Science / Tides and Currents / Specific Volume: Volume per unit mass. The reciprocal of density (specific gravity). The specific volume of sea water as a function of salinity, temperature, and pressure. See specific volume anomaly and thermosteric anomaly.
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Specific Noun Synonyms: definite, precise, exact, particular, explicit, express, unambiguous, definitive, clear-cut, unequivocal, (well-)defined, determined, specified, individual, peculiar, certain, limited, indicated, predetermined, established, spelt or spelled out, delineate

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Volume Noun Synonyms: amount, quantity, supply, mass, bulk, abundance, sum total, aggregate

Specific Volume

Science / Chemistry / Specific Volume: The volume of a unit mass of substance. For example, the specific volume of water at 4°C is 1.00000 ml/g. Specific volume is the reciprocal of density. MORE

Specific Volume Anomaly, Or Steric Anomaly

Science / Tides and Currents / Specific Volume Anomaly, Or Steric Anomaly: The excess in specific volume over the standard specific volume at 35 ‰, 0°C, and the given pressure. See thermosteric anomaly and specific volume. MORE

Specifications Or Specs

Business / Construction / Specifications Or Specs: A narrative list of materials, methods, model numbers, colors, allowances, and other details which supplement the information contained in the blue prints. Written elaboration in specific detail about MORE


Health / Acupuncture / Specificity: 1. The quality of being specific as, for example, she showed the use of specificity in her diagnosis. 2. The proportion of persons without a disease who are correctly identified by a test. The specifi MORE

Specific Performance

Business / Real Estate / Specific Performance: An action brought in a court of equity in special cases to compel a party to carry out the terms of a contract. The basis for an equity courts jurisdiction in breach of a real estate contract is the f MORE

Specific Lien

Business / Real Estate / Specific Lien: A lien affecting or attaching only to a certain, specific parcel of land or piece of property. MORE