plural noun
\ˈspeks \

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Those are eye-opening specs from a car that still insists on calling itself a luxury sedan. John Scott Lewinski, Ars Technica, "A 5-liter V8 in a world of small-capacity turbos: The 2018 Lexus GS F," 8 Apr. 2018 Mowg’s pounding, atmospheric score stands out among impeccable tech specs across the board. Elizabeth Kerr, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion' ('Manyeo'): Film Review," 27 June 2018 This deal is for last year's set, but a quick glance at the specs shows that the newer NU7100 set only offers modest upgrades. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Newegg is selling a 43-inch Samsung 4K HDR TV for less than $350 today," 26 June 2018 The Cube cares about you Lenovo Beyond the specs, what makes the Legion Cube systems worth writing about are the design details. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "Lenovo's Legion C530 and Legion C730 Cubes are compact desktops made for esports," 11 June 2018 Though Asus didn’t reveal exact specs, each sheet of glass appears to be 4K resolution, and roughly—this is our guess—about a 14-inch display on each side. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "The Asus Project Precog is a pioneering dual-display laptop, due in 2019," 5 June 2018 Internals show more budget-friendly specs that differ from the original Samsung S8. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "It looks like Samsung is making a Galaxy S8 Lite," 11 May 2018 Some of its limitations are inherent in the primary specs. James Wolcott, HWD, "Confessions of a Suits Fan: Why the Legal Drama That Launched Meghan Markle Works," 27 Apr. 2018 The Movi’s relatively low price comes with a handful of compromises in the specs department. Lisa Eadicicco, Time, "This Android Phone With a Built-In Projector Is Perfect For Movie Lovers," 10 Jan. 2018

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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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: glasses or spectacles


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