plural noun Informal.
- spearman's rank-order coefficient,
- spec sheet,
- special act
Origin of specs
verb (used with object), spec'd or specked or specced, spec'·ing or speck·ing or spec·cing.
Origin of spec
Examples from the Web for specs
An iPhone by itself is a cool phone, though by no means ahead of all other phones in terms of specs.Can Microsoft Come Back? Dan Lyons’s Month Without Apple and Google|Dan Lyons|April 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In terms of specs, the iPhone 4S is pretty much on par with the best Android-based smartphones.
It will be just like 'Specs,' if it is a still night, to drop a plumb line and check himself.L. P. M.|J. Stewart Barney
And if one of you will just hand me my specs, I'll look over them with you and tell you all about them.Nan Sherwood at Palm Beach|Annie Roe Carr
But he kept his voice level, though it had what Specs called later "a sort of grindstone sound."The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk
At that moment Mister decided to take off his specs and polish them with his breast-pocket handkerchief.They Twinkled Like Jewels|Philip Jos Farmer
“Hendrix needs something to make him pitch his head off,” remarked one of the visiting fans, in the hearing of Specs and Ernest.Jack Winters' Baseball Team|Mark Overton
pl n informal
Word Origin for spec
short for specification, 1956. Related: Specs.
see on spec.