What does SPECIFICATION mean?

Definitions for SPECIFICATIONˌspɛs ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. specification, spec(noun)

    a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work

  2. specification(noun)

    naming explicitly

  3. specification(noun)

    (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

  4. stipulation, specification(noun)

    a restriction that is insisted upon as a condition for an agreement


  1. specification(n.)

    A detailed listing or description of the required properties of some object proposed to be built or bought; -- usually used in the plural; as, the building specifications require that it withstand an earthquake of magnitude 8; the program specifications require an option to change the menus.

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. spcification, LL. specificatio.]


  1. specification(Noun)

    An explicit set of requirements to be satisfied by a material, product, or service.

  2. Origin: From specificationem (accusative of specificatio)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Specification(noun)

    the act of specifying or determining by a mark or limit; notation of limits

  2. Specification(noun)

    the designation of particulars; particular mention; as, the specification of a charge against an officer

  3. Specification(noun)

    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

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. spcification, LL. specificatio.]


  1. Specification

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SPECIFICATION' in Nouns Frequency: #1781


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SPECIFICATION in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SPECIFICATION in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Ardis:

    A specification that will not fit on one page of 8.5x11 inch paper cannot be understood.

  2. The FIA:

    Previously no manufacturer could supply more than one specification of power unit, the World Motor Sport Council was also advised that the FIA had agreed for Ferrari to supply a fourth customer team with a 2015-specification Power Unit in 2016.

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