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spec

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noun \ˈspek\

Simple Definition of spec

  • : a detailed description of work to be done or materials to be used in a project ( US )

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spec

  1. 1 :  specification —usually used in plural; also :  a single quantity (as a dimension or a measure of performance) describing a product especially as part of a specification

  2. 2 :  speculation <built the house on spec>

Examples of spec in a sentence

  1. parts built according to spec



Origin and Etymology of spec

by alteration


First Known Use: 1926


2

spec

transitive verb

Definition of spec

specced

or

spec'd

play \ˈspekt\

speccing

  1. :  to write specifications for



1965

First Known Use of spec

1965


3

spec

abbreviation

Definition of spec



Rhymes with spec


Law Dictionary

spec

transitive verb \ˈspek\

Legal Definition of spec

specced

or

spec'd

\ˈspekt\ play

speccing

\ˈspe-kiŋ\
  1. :  to write specifications for





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