specificity

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From specific + -ity.

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specificity (plural specificities)

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

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  • specificity in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • specificity at OneLook Dictionary Search