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Pronunciation:  `spesifi'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a restriction that is insisted upon as a condition for an agreement
  2. [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 usse of an invention
  3. [n]  a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
  4. [n]  naming explicitly

SPECIFICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: spec, stipulation
 See Also: computer architecture, description, document, naming, network architecture, papers, restriction, verbal description, written document



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Spec`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. sp['e]cification,
LL. specificatio.]
1. The act of specifying or determining by a mark or limit;
   notation of limits.

         This specification or limitation of the question
         hinders the disputers from wandering away from the
         precise point of inquiry.             --I. Watts.

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

3. 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.

Computing Dictionary

(spec) A document describing how some system should work.