The agreement is specific to those provisions specified in the manual.

In the example above, does "is specific to" mean "match"? I am not sure if this sentence means "The agreement matches/fits those provisions". The meanings of "specific" defined in dictionaries seem vague for this context.

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It means that the agreement is only valid within the context of those provisions specified in the manual.

Something that is specific to a particular thing is connected with that thing only.

Send your resume with a cover letter that is specific to that particular job.

The disease seems to be specific to (= only found in) certain types of plant.

a disease specific to horses

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