English - Vietnamese Dictionary
specimen /'spesimin/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- mẫu, vật mẫu
- specimens of copper over: những mẫu quặng đồng
- specimen page: trang mẫu
- (thông tục), cuồm thứ người (có một cái gì đặc biệt)
- what a specimen!: thật là một thằng kỳ quái!
- an unsavoury specimen: một thằng cha ghê tởm
+an example regarded as typical of its class
+a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes
Advanced English Dictionary
sample, example, instance, exemplar, representative, representation; illustration, case (in point), type, model, pattern:
This is a specimen taken from the Pre-Cambrian strata. Using this as a specimen, can you reproduce the entire fabric?
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 a small amount of sth that shows what the rest of it is like: Astronauts have brought back specimens of rock from the moon. + Can you give me a specimen of your handwriting?
2 an example of sth, especially an animal or a plant: The aquarium has some interesting specimens of unusual tropical fish. + Redwood trees can live for a long time; one specimen is 4 000 years old. + (humorous) They were fine specimens of British youth!
3 a small quantity of blood, URINE, etc. that is taken from sb and tested by a doctor: to provide / take a specimen
large, small | beautiful, fine, good, healthy, magnificent, perfect, prize
This is a fine specimen of a walnut tree.
| poor | living, preserved | rare | physical
SPECIMEN + NOUN
plant, tree | letter, paper
specimen exam papers
2 small amount of sth used for testing
blood, urine, etc. | geological
VERB + SPECIMEN
collect, take | give
The motorist may be required to give a urine specimen.
a specimen of blood
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