Definitions for "Specificity"
Proportion of negative test results when a specific finding is truly absent in a population.
Ability of a test or measure to identify individuals that do not have the target disorder.
Proportion of truly non-diseased persons who are identified by the screening test.
A concept in resistance training that asserts that muscle strength, endurance, and power are specific to muscles and groups of muscles
Physical conditioning for an event in track and field which matches the physiological demands of the activity. For example: endurance training produces endurance, power training produces power, and strength training produces strength.
The principle that the body adapts very specifically to the training stimuli it is required to deal with. The body will perform Mt at the specific speed, type of contraction, musclegroup usage and energysource usage it has become accustomed to in training.
a measure of how precisely or specifically the detailed concepts that occur in a document can be described by a given indexing language (see entry in glossary)
The precision with which concepts can be represented in a given CONTROLLED VOCABULARY or in NATURAL LANGUAGE.
how precise or exact a term or indexing language is in its ability to describe
One of the elements of an effective interpretive question. Specificity means that the question should be specific to the selection, and that it should clearly specify one distinct problem for participants to consider.
clarification of the nature of a patient's problems.
Keywords:  phobia, anxiety, scale, books, client
The measure of how well a scale shows whether a certain person is a member of a certain group; for example, how well it shows whether a client has a phobia of books, rather than showing only whether that client has a high level of general anxiety.
narrowness of terms. 'Maternity leave' is more specific than 'parental leave', which is itself more specific than 'leave'. Book indexers normally aim to use a term with the same specificity as the information being indexed, although users often search with broader terms.
Quality or state of being specific. Usually refers to restriction of effect to a particular function.
the quality of being specific to a particular organism; "host specificity of a parasite"
Occurs if an investment is geared to a particular purpose or to a particular customer, so that the value of the investment in the second-best application is lower than in the first best. Asset specific investments lead to a "quasi rent", i.e. the difference between the first and a second-best opportunity. Common types of specificity, which occur in the banking industry, are "Human Capital Specificity" and "Physical Specificity" (particular IT systems for particular tasks, which can hardly be substituted) as well as "brand name capital".
Those attributes of a system that provide for singularity in the definition and implementation of functions.
Property of e.g., antibodies, to discriminate between different, but similar antigens
when searching databases, this refers to retrieving a smaller amount of information that is highly relevant, but possibly missing some good items that are slightly less relevant.
The choice of an exercise style for a single overall purpose.
The property that a policy measure applies to one or a group of enterprises or industries, as opposed to all industries.