in analysis
A term which expresses qualitatively the extent to which other substances interfere with the determination of a substance according to a given procedure. Specific is considered to be the ultimate of @[email protected], meaning that no @[email protected] are supposed to occur.
PAC, 1983, 55, 553. (Recommendations for the usage of selective, selectivity and related terms in analytical chemistry) on page 555 [Terms] [Paper]