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Specially vs. Specifically

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  • Specially (adverb)

    For a special purpose.

    "We had this cake made specially for your birthday."

  • Specially (adverb)

    extremely

    "She's specially good at running."

  • Specially (adverb)

    in particular

    "I love all animals, specially cute furry ones."

  • Specifically (adverb)

    in a specific manner, applying to or naming a particular thing or things, expressly, explicitly

  • Specifically (adverb)

    for a specific purpose or reason

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Specially (adverb)

    In a special manner; particularly; especially.

  • Specially (adverb)

    For a particular purpose; as, a meeting of the legislature is specially summoned.

  • Specifically (adverb)

    In a specific manner.

Webster Dictionary
  • Specially (adverb)

    in a special manner;

    "a specially arranged dinner"

  • Specially (adverb)

    to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common;

    "he was particularly fussy about spelling"

    "a particularly gruesome attack"

    "under peculiarly tragic circumstances"

    "an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the danger"

  • Specifically (adverb)

    in distinction from others;

    "a program specifically for teenagers"

    "he is interested specifically in poisonous snakes"

Princeton's WordNet

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