specificity

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From French spécificité

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specificity (plural specificities)

  1. The state of being specific rather than general.
  2. The extent to which a characteristic is specific to a given person, place, or thing; thus:
    1. (statistics) The probability, in a binary test, of a true negative being correctly identified.
    2. (medicine) The extent to which a particular diagnostic test is specific for, or a symptom or sign is specific to, a given condition.

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