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 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
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Exhibits and More of Liverpool, N.Y., a professional graphic arts firm, donated the design of each banner using specifications from the National Park Service.
The company builds its own storage hardware to facilitate that and has even made the design specifications available to anyone who wants to build their own.
Residents will have until July 8 to comment before specifications are finalized and HUD puts the demolition work out to bid.
The final design specification ran over 300 pages—a complex technology with elegant functionality.
Yet even proposing to reduce it in size, and not repeal it entirely, constitues a small concession to the legal specifications of the Antiquities Act.
Last year, Comhear received convertible debt financing led by Taiwan’s Zylux Acoustic Corp. Zylux builds sound bars based on Comhear’s specifications for the professional audio-visual market.
Generally museums try to maintain 70-degree temperatures and 50 percent relative humidity – a practice stipulated under many art-lending agreements, though some objects may need more particular specifications depending on the material, Barger said.
Once the final plans and specifications are prepared, construction bids will be solicited, a contractor selected and the bridge will be closed for the duration of the construction period.
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First Known Use of specification
SPECIFICATION Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of specification for Students
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
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 plural
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