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Specific may refer to:


Economics, finance, and accounting



Physical natural sciences, including physiology, and engineering[edit]

"Specific" generally means "per unit" of something (often mass), and signals a division of the subject quantity by a parametizing quantity that may or may not be named. If the divisor quantity is named, the name is usually placed before "specific" in the term (i.e., thrust specific fuel consumption). Named and unnamed divisor quantities are given for the terms below.

Per unit of mass (short form of mass-specific):

Per unit of other type. The dividing unit is sometimes added before the term "specific", and sometimes omitted.

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