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spec

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noun \ˈspek\

Definition of spec

  1. 1 :  specification —usually used in plural; also :  a single quantity (such 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


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spec

verb

Definition of spec

specced

or

spec'd

play \ˈspekt\;

speccing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to write specifications for

First Known Use of spec

1965


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spec

abbreviation

Definition of spec


SPEC Defined for English Language Learners

spec

play
noun

Definition of spec for English Language Learners

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


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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