specification

noun
spec·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌspe-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce specification (audio) , ˌspes-fə-\

Definition of specification

1 : the act or process of specifying
2a : a detailed precise presentation of something or of a plan or proposal for something usually used in plural
b : a statement of legal particulars (as of charges or of contract terms) also : a single item of such statement
c : a written description of an invention for which a patent is sought

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The building has been renovated to the couple's specifications, just in time for their new little arrival. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Californian Roots Are Reportedly Influencing Her Pregnancy," 23 Mar. 2019 But each of those cities has struggled to identify sites that match Amazon's specifications. Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star, "Attractive HQ2 site in Indianapolis sells ahead of Amazon's decision," 9 Apr. 2018 Eugenie's evening dress was also made to her specifications. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie Just Posted a Tribute to Her Wedding on Instagram, Calling it Her 'Most Special Day'," 5 Mar. 2019 Our current specification for iPad Pro flatness is up to 400 microns which is even tighter than previous generations. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Some iPad Pros ship a little bent, and Apple says that’s normal," 20 Dec. 2018 Look for the Kelvin number, or color temperature, on the light-bulb box or fixture-specifications list. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, "Goodbye, Showy Chandeliers. Hello, Low-Key Lighting That Transforms Rooms," 25 Jan. 2019 By publishing AutoRally’s design and specifications, Goldfain hopes that other researchers can recreate his practical, hands-on approach. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "Crash-Happy RC Cars Make Self-Driving Tech Smarter," 29 June 2018 Uber also unveiled design specifications at its Elevate conference for the electric aircraft that will serve as the workhorses for uberAIR, which the company hopes to fully launch by 2023. Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American, "Here's What's Needed for Self-Flying Taxis and Delivery Drones to Really Take Off," 15 May 2018 Each example will be fitted to the exact sizing and specifications of the owner via an extensive fitting process. Fortune, "The Best Non-Car Stuff to Buy From Bentley, Porsche, and BMW," 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of specification

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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specification

noun

English Language Learners Definition of specification

: a detailed description of work to be done or materials to be used in a project : an instruction that says exactly how to do or make something

specification

noun
spec·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌspe-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce specification (audio) \

Kids Definition of specification

1 : the act or process of mentioning exactly and clearly
2 : a single item exactly and clearly mentioned
3 : a description of work to be done or materials to be used often used in pl. building specifications

specification

noun
spec·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌspe-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce specification (audio) \

Legal Definition of specification

: a detailed precise presentation of something or of a plan or proposal for something: as
a : a written statement containing a description of particulars (as of charges or contract terms)
b : a written description of an invention or discovery for which a patent is sought that embodies the manner and process of making and using the invention or discovery and concludes with a claim of that aspect for which the applicant demands credit
c : a written description of construction work to be done forming part of the contract usually used in pl.

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