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specimen

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin specimen (mark, sign, example), from speciō (observe, watch).

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NounEdit

specimen (plural specimens or specimina)

  1. An individual instance that represents a class; an example.
    early specimens of the art of Picasso
  2. A sample, especially one used for diagnostic analysis.
  3. (humorous, often preceded with “fine”) An eligible man.
    Examples: Postcard: Leap Year, 1908, Postcard: Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From speciō (observe, watch).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

specimen n (genitive speciminis); third declension

  1. mark, token, sign, indication
  2. example, pattern, model
  3. ornament, honor

InflectionEdit

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative specimen specimina
genitive speciminis speciminum
dative speciminī speciminibus
accusative specimen specimina
ablative specimine speciminibus
vocative specimen specimina

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