despecification

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ specification

Noun[edit]

despecification (uncountable)

  1. The act of generalizing, or making less specific.
    • 2002, Martha Craven Nussbaum, Juha Sihvola, The Sleep of Reason (page 267)
      [] Brooten's despecification of the term "tribade" and her tendency to understand it as if it were a generic designation for a woman possessed of a lifelong homoerotic orientation.
  2. (obsolete) discrimination

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for despecification in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)