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specificness (plural specificnesses)
- Specificity, the state of being specific
1920, James Melvin Lee, Business writing, page 429:
- Test Copy for Specificness / Copy, if possible, should be specific.
1921, Harry Tipper; Harry Levi Hollingworth, George Burton Hotchkiss, Frank Alvah Parsons, Advertising, its principles and practice, page 282-3:
- Headlines — Specificness / The headline should be specific. Such generalities as Wisdom, The Truth, Character and Reputation, Easy Economies, or Cheapest and Best have little value for the average reader.
1981 August 9, “Stage View; PETER BROOK RETURNS TO CHEKHOV'S VISION”, in New York Times:
- To do a naturalistic play you have to respect the specificness of the period, place and social conditions
1984, Rodney D. Huddleston, Introduction to the grammar of English, page 248:
- Definiteness, specificness and genericness
2002, John Goldingay, Approaches to Old Testament Interpretation, page 40:
- A second problem about taking stories as moral examples is their specificness.
specificity — see specificity