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Specimen meaning

specimen - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. A part, or small portion, of anything, or one of a number of things, intended to exhibit the kind and quality of the whole, or of what is not exhibited; a sample; as, a specimen of a man's handwriting; a specimen of painting; aspecimen of one's art.
  2. 2. A sample.

specimen - examples of usage

  1. A specimen or two may easily be selected from that circle of choice manhood whose head- quarters are at the low 'public. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. Marion's plans were always adopted and conducted, the following may be regarded as a specimen in his progress throughout. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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