Definitions for SPECIFICATIONˌspɛs ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
spec•i•fi•ca•tionˌspɛs ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)
the act of specifying.
Usu., specifications. a detailed description of requirements, dimensions, materials, etc., as of a proposed building.
something specified, as in a bill of particulars.
an act of making specific.
the state of having a specific character.
Origin of specification:
a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
(patent law) a document drawn up by the applicant for a patent of invention that provides an explicit and detailed description of the nature and use of an invention
a restriction that is insisted upon as a condition for an agreement
An explicit set of requirements to be satisfied by a material, product, or service.
Origin: From specificationem (accusative of specificatio)
the act of specifying or determining by a mark or limit; notation of limits
the designation of particulars; particular mention; as, the specification of a charge against an officer
a written statement containing a minute description or enumeration of particulars, as of charges against a public officer, the terms of a contract, the description of an invention, as in a patent; also, a single article, item, or particular, an allegation of a specific act, as in a charge of official misconduct
A specification is an explicit set of requirements to be satisfied by a material, design, product, or service. Should a material, product, or service fail to meet one or more of the applicable specifications, it may be referred to as being out of specification; the abbreviation OOS may also be used. In casual usage, underspec or overspec are used when something is worse or better than specified, though in general there is only a notion of "in spec" or "out of spec", not "better" or "worse". A specification is a type of technical standard. A technical specification may be developed by any of various kinds of organizations, both public and private. Example organization types include a corporation, a consortium, a trade association, a national government, a professional association, a purpose-made standards organization such as ISO, or vendor-neutral developed generic requirements. It is common for one organization to refer to the standards of another. Voluntary standards may become mandatory if adopted by a government or business contract.
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