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specification (n.)

1610s, "act of investing with some quality," from Medieval Latin specificationem (nominative specificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Late Latin specificare "mention particularly," from Latin specificus, (see specific). With Latin -ficus "making, doing," from combining form of facere "to make, do." Meaning "technical particular" is attested from 1833; short form spec first attested 1956.

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Definitions of specification from WordNet

specification (n.)
a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work;
Synonyms: spec
specification (n.)
naming explicitly;
specification (n.)
(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;
specification (n.)
a restriction that is insisted upon as a condition for an agreement;
Synonyms: stipulation
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