- a detailed description or assessment of requirements, dimensions, materials, etc., as of a proposed building, machine, bridge, etc.
- Computers. a detailed description of the hardware installed, including the memory capacity, processor speed, and graphics card model.
Origin of specification
OTHER WORDS FROM specificationnon·spec·i·fi·ca·tion, nounpre·spec·i·fi·ca·tion, nounre·spec·i·fi·ca·tion, nounsu·per·spec·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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How to use specification in a sentence
IonQ did not release detailed specifications for its new, turbocharged machine.Startup IonQ drastically ups the quantum computing ante|rhhackettfortune|October 1, 2020|Fortune
It has been updated for the 2020 election, but should only be used as a general guide, as some specifications may have changed.COVID has created a shortage of poll workers. Here’s how to step in.|Sandra Gutierrez G.|October 1, 2020|Popular-Science
Like the X1 Fold, the folding screen phones generally carry premium price tags, compromised specifications, and questions about utility.Two cutting-edge features have been added to a Lenovo laptop—but will it sell?|Aaron Pressman|September 29, 2020|Fortune
Currently, a team of Clemson University researchers is designing the specifications for the modified Dallara race cars that all competitors will use, said Robert Prucka, an associate professor at Clemson’s department of automotive engineering.Self-driving cars will hit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a landmark A.I. race|jonathanvanian2015|September 19, 2020|Fortune
In addition to normal bike components, like the frame and wheels, e-bike data sheets list motor specifications, a factor that can be helpful in picking between different rides.Do You Want to Buy an E-Cargo Bike? Read This First.|Joe Lindsey|August 30, 2020|Outside Online
They all say the words in Mr. Watt's specification will have no weight whatever against us.
Eminent counsel were of opinion that "the words in Watt's specification will have no weight whatever."
Concerning the claim or claims with which the inventor concludes his specification many questions have arisen.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
To distinguish the common daisy from all other species of plants would require the specification of many characters.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
The specification is objected to as containing large portions that are merely laudatory.The Professional Approach|Charles Leonard Harness