spec

noun
\ ˈspek How to pronounce spec (audio) \

Definition of spec

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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 : speculation built the house on spec

spec

verb
specced or spec'd\ ˈspekt How to pronounce spec (audio) \; speccing

Definition of spec (Entry 2 of 3)

Definition of spec (Entry 3 of 3)

Examples of spec in a Sentence

Noun parts built according to spec
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The top-spec Platinum comes in at $92,669, but those have only a 300-mile EPA range due in part to the 22-inch wheels (18s and 20s underpin other models) and a curb weight flirting with 7000 pounds. K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, 11 May 2022 The earphones feature a detachable high-spec cable with beryllium and Copper MMCX connectors. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 4 May 2022 There is still the unsavory matter of the C40 Recharge’s roughly $12,000 higher price than its high-spec siblings like the T5 Inscription. Dan Neil, WSJ, 22 Apr. 2022 OnePlus weirdly did not release a full spec sheet with this phone announcement. Sascha Segan, PCMAG, 19 Apr. 2022 But the Öhlins electronic system operates a top-spec NPX25/30 pressurized fork and TTX36 shock, so the hardware is never in doubt. Peter Jackson, Robb Report, 16 Mar. 2022 But the most impressive spec for this small phone is the 4,500mAh battery that supports 67W charging; in other words, the phone can last all day and charge back up very quickly. PCMAG, 15 Mar. 2022 These sorts of developments take time for implementation into motion picture production and postproduction; version 1.2 of the spec was initially released in April 2020 but the pandemic delayed the progress of implementation. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Feb. 2022 But people are not happy with the fact that Samsung changed the Galaxy S22 display spec after the initial announcement. Chris Smith, BGR, 14 Feb. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The first-ever four-door variants have a standard soft top, but buyers can spec a rigid roof. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 28 July 2021 Today, buyers can spec one that's 15 percent bigger than that, with 98.0 kilowatt-hours. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 4 Aug. 2021 Today, buyers can spec one that's 15 percent bigger than that, with 98.0 kilowatt-hours. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 4 Aug. 2021 Today, buyers can spec one that's 15 percent bigger than that, with 98.0 kilowatt-hours. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 4 Aug. 2021 Today, buyers can spec one that's 15 percent bigger than that, with 98.0 kilowatt-hours. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 4 Aug. 2021 The run-up in prices has forced some builders to spec different products, and sometimes that’s for the better. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 21 May 2021 Mercedes-Maybach will also offer a host of personalization options to allow buyers to spec their ride to their exacting standards—for a price. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 10 Mar. 2021 For instance, the buyer can spec a six-speed Getrag manual gearbox (which would be our choice), or the original automatic transmission. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 2 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of spec

Noun

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spec

Noun

by alteration

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13 May 2022

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“Spec.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spec. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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spec

transitive verb
\ ˈspek \
specced or spec'd\ ˈspekt How to pronounce spec (audio) \; speccing\ ˈspe-​kiŋ \

Legal Definition of spec

: to write specifications for

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