What does specification mean?

Definitions for specification
ˌspɛs ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃənspec·i·fi·ca·tion

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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

GCIDE

  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.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. spcification, LL. specificatio.]

Wiktionary

  1. specification(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From specificationem (accusative of specificatio)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Specification(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. spcification, LL. specificatio.]

  2. Specification(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. spcification, LL. specificatio.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. spcification, LL. specificatio.]

Freebase

  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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. specification

    The designation of particulars; particular mention; as, the specification of a charge against a military officer. A written statement containing a minute description or enumeration of particulars, as of charges against officers or soldiers.

Editors Contribution

  1. specification

    The accurate and specific step-by-step detail to complete a goal, plan, project or task.

    The project specification was simple to read, respond and deliver.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of specification in a Sentence

  1. Brigette Bard:

    How they fail tests when there is no specification, I literally have no idea. We have been begging to be told what to do. We have a test ready to submit, we need to get our test approved, and they're not giving us an option of how to get it approved.

  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.

  3. David Rutley:

    According to The GBGB, roughly a quarter of the dogs were given new homes and 60 percent were taken into a greyhound charity. Trudy Baker, coordinator of Greyt Exploitations, a nonprofit aimed to protect greyhounds, says even when the dogs were retired, they stayed in a dangerous environment. VOLUNTEERS WORK TO RESCUE MORE THAN 500 GREYHOUNDS SET FOR CHINESE MEAT MARKET The truth is hundreds of dogs listed as retired by The GBGB still remain in a commercial environment, confined to trainers kennels that have failed to comply with an agreed British Standard Institute specification, either used for breeding, forced to routinely donate blood or simply awaiting rehoming, Trudy Baker said.No amount of ineffective window dressing welfare commitments will address the suffering and deaths of thousands of dogs racing on dangerously configured tracks. Mark Bird, the managing director at The GBGB, says the industry needs increased and sustained funding to allow welfare programs to flourish for the greyhounds. For others, transparency is key to helping the greyhounds. Transparency is key to understanding how we can improve welfare standards... We want more greyhounds to find new homes and to enjoy a healthy retirement when they leave the sport.

  4. Mark Ardis:

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

  5. Bruno Deslandes:

    When an artifact has been taken, we can document the footprint left, we document this very precisely... so we can recover it... When we have an artifact in Europe or somewhere matching this specification we can... yes!

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