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Generalization CuePlay
Use 'specimen' to represent a wider category, indicating a typical example. SlideA piece of igneous rock can be a good specimen of volcanic activity.
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Physical ObjectsPlay
'Specimen' often refers to a physical item, not abstract concepts. SlideThis ancient coin is a rare specimen of the empire's currency.
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Specimens are typically used for display or study to illustrate a point. SlideThe botany class examined a leaf specimen under the microscope.