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

Examples of specification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cooley was convicted of the forcible kissing specification but acquitted of the other two. Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2022 Cooley was convicted Saturday of the forcible kissing specification but acquitted of the other two. Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 Apr. 2022 Cooley was convicted Saturday of the forcible kissing specification but acquitted of the other two. NBC News, 23 Apr. 2022 Is constant specification of personal pronouns necessary and something the Left should seek to popularize? Ruy Teixeira, National Review, 31 Mar. 2022 Within motivation selection, there are direct specification, domesticity, indirect normativity, augmentation, and others. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 Renting one of the amphibious vehicles in Dubai costs roughly $700 an hour while buying an example will set you back $40,000 to $50,000, depending on the specification. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 8 Mar. 2022 The success of the C2PA specification will depend on the extent to which it's taken up by content creators and understood by the general public. Emma Woollacott, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 One such package is es5-ext, which provides code for the ECMAScript 6 scripting language specification. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of specification

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of specification was in 1633

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13 May 2022

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“Specification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/specification. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for specification

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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