specification

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noun spec·i·fi·ca·tion \ˌspe-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən, ˌspes-fə-\

Definition of specification

  1. 1 :  the act or process of specifying

  2. 2a :  a detailed precise presentation of something or of a plan or proposal for something —usually used in pluralb :  a statement of legal particulars (as of charges or of contract terms); also :  a single item of such statementc :  a written description of an invention for which a patent is sought

1633

First Known Use of specification

1633


SPECIFICATION Defined for English Language Learners

specification

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noun spec·i·fi·ca·tion \ˌspe-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən, ˌspes-fə-\

Definition of specification for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

specification

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noun spec·i·fi·ca·tion \ˌspe-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of specification for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or process of mentioning exactly and clearly

  2. 2 :  a single item exactly and clearly mentioned

  3. 3 :  a description of work to be done or materials to be used —often used in pl. <building specifications>


Law Dictionary

specification

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noun spec·i·fi·ca·tion \ˌspe-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Legal Definition of specification

  1. :  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 plural



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