plural noun
\ ˈspeks How to pronounce specs (audio) \

Definition of specs

chiefly British, informal
: glasses, spectacles Every day, I'm asked to support a charitable cause—to … donate a pair of specs or a frock.— Janet Street-Porter … put on her specs to read a few remarks off a card.— Garrison Keillor

Examples of specs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Detailed specs will be available closer to deliveries. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 4 Oct. 2021 The Apple website contains more than two dozen features (or specs) for the new camera should customers wish to learn more. Carmine Gallo, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 Android stans can easily point to features and specs that could help improve the iPhone. Maren Estrada, BGR, 28 Sep. 2021 On paper, the performance specs aren't much different than before: The new 2.4-liter turbo flat-four only makes three more horsepower than the old 2.0-liter, arriving at the same 5600 rpm. Derek Powell, Car and Driver, 16 Sep. 2021 While performance specs are currently under wraps, the numbers that were touted in regards to the Supercraft include a top speed of 80 mph and a range of 120 miles when traveling at 40 mph. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 1 Sep. 2021 Full specs of the Pavilion Aero 13 aren't yet available, but HP said that information should be available in July, when the laptop is expected to be available on HP.com starting at $749. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, 29 June 2021 The Brio’s specs are excellent — that includes autofocus, the ability to work in low light, excellent stereo microphone and a high-definition 90-degree field of vision that works better than most other models. Kevin Juhasz, chicagotribune.com, 10 Apr. 2021 Or that every new hypercar worthy of its specs will be at least partly electrified. Jason H. Harper, Robb Report, 22 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of specs

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for specs

contraction of spectacles

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“Specs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/specs. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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