Origin of specification
Examples from the Web for specification
The speculations as to what particular cherry each of the descriptions fits quickly show the futility of specification.The Cherries of New York|U. P. Hedrick
The result was that he asked Mr. Walcker for a third specification, with certain additions and alterations which he named.
However, he always knew when she meant him, and there was no need of specification.Madelon|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
But the very slight verbal agreement makes any specification of a common literary source hazardous.Sources of the Synoptic Gospels|Carl S. Patton
The specification must contain a clear description of the intended invention.One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed|C. A. Bogardus
British Dictionary definitions for specification
Word Origin and History for specification
1610s, "act of investing with some quality," from Medieval Latin specificationem (nominative specificatio), from Latin species "kind, sort" (see species) + -ficus, unstressed comb. form of facere "to make, do." Meaning "technical particular" is attested from 1833; short form spec first attested 1956.