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'd (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

On the higher end, the base price reaches up to $38,385 for the top-spec four-wheel drive Lariat SuperCrew. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Here's How Much the New Ford Ranger Will Cost," 14 Aug. 2018 Yamaha brand carts like this can retail up to $9,000 depending on specs added. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Willis-area golf cart company has made a special Astros cart," 10 Apr. 2018 The Kalk& debuted at Outdoor Retailer 2018 in Denver in the L.E.O. (light electric off-road) category, though full specs, availability, and cost won't hit until next month. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "This Swedish E-Motorbike Is Boxy, Beautiful, and Badass," 8 Feb. 2019 Some projects have collapsed entirely, like Intel’s Vaunt smart glasses, while others, like Magic Leap’s mixed reality specs, have simply failed to live up to the hype. James Vincent, The Verge, "Hyped AR startup Blippar crashes into financial reality," 18 Dec. 2018 Police in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou recently showed off the specs at a high-speed rail station for state media and others. Paul Mozur, New York Times, "Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras," 8 July 2018 Check the link in our bio for a full gallery and more specs. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "What to Know About the 2020 Toyota Supra," 16 Jan. 2019 Here’s an interesting tidbit: the single-spec 2.0T Sport M/T RWD comes with a six-speed manual transmission, track-friendly Michelins and limited-slip rear differential. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Genesis G70: A Hyundai Spinoff You Can Proudly Drive," 12 Dec. 2018 Overall, this gives the e-tron a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.27, or 0.28 in US-spec with conventional reflective side mirrors. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "We’ve driven Audi’s first proper electric car, the 2019 e-tron SUV," 7 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Asus Gaming stuff inside Inside the Mothership, Asus specs a mobile Core i9-8950HK chip and Nvidia’s brand new GeForce RTX 2080. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "No, really: Asus' crazy ROG Mothership is like a Surface Pro for gaming," 6 Jan. 2019 The developer who sold a Los Angeles spec home to Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores for $100 million in 2016 is listing another property for $135 million. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Los Angeles Mansion Shoots for a Record $135 Million," 12 June 2018 As with most ultrabooks, the more you it spec-out, the shorter the battery life becomes: Dell estimates that the base model of the XPS 13 with a Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage will last nearly 20 hours on a single charge. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "XPS 13 2018 review: Dell’s improvements propel this laptop forward," 24 Feb. 2018 Now, there's an easier way—simply spec your Mustang GT from the factory with the $6,500 Performance Pack 2. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "We went to drive the new Ford Mustang—but a tornado messed things up," 17 May 2018 In fact, the 195.9-inch long 2019 ES specs out closer to the 1990 Lexus LS 400 flagship than the first ES 250. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Posher, sleeker 2019 Lexus ES will have Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa," 16 June 2018 The idea is meant to speed up the development process compared to the old model, in which a contractor builds the item to spec only after the design has been proven during testing. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Why the Pentagon Doesn't Know How Much Anything Costs," 4 June 2018 Dedicated track rats may want to spec the C’s $8950 carbon-ceramic brakes and a set of grippier ultra-performance tires for $600, and hedonists may be interested in fancier paint, interior-trim upgrades, or one of AMG’s extra styling packages. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C / GT C Roadster / GT R," 7 Mar. 2018 For details on features, pricing or to spec out your own, go to http://bit.ly/2019Ram1500 Going long Among the most significant changes in the 2019 Ram 1500 is the four-inch extension of crew cabs. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Ram scores first strike as roomier, cushier all-new 2019 Ram 1500 begins shipping," 26 Mar. 2018

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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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spec

noun

English Language Learners Definition of spec

: a detailed description of work to be done or materials to be used in a project
\ ˈspek\
specced or spec'd\ ˈspekt How to pronounce spec'd (audio) \; speccing\ ˈspe-​kiŋ \

Legal Definition of spec

: to write specifications for

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