Specificity

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Specificity may refer to:

  • Being specific (disambiguation)
  • Specificity (statistics), the proportion of negatives in a binary classification test which are correctly identified
  • Specificity (linguistics), whether a noun phrase has a particular referent as opposed to referring to any member of a class
  • Particular, as opposed to abstract, in philosophy
  • Asset specificity, the extent that investments supporting a particular transaction have a higher value than if they were redeployed for any other purpose
  • Domain specificity, theory that many aspects of cognition are supported by specialized learning devices
  • Specificity theory, theory that pain is "a specific sensation, with its own sensory apparatus independent of touch and other senses"

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