from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The specifications, as for a building to be constructed.
  • n. Speculation.
  • transitive v. To write or supply specifications for.
  • adj. Of or relating to specifications: a manufacturer's spec sheet.
  • adj. Done, constructed, produced, or purchased as a speculation: a spec job; a spec house.
  • idiom on spec On a speculation basis; with no assurance of profit: houses built on spec; writes TV commercials on spec.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. short form of specification
  • n. short form of speculation
  • n. short form of specialization
  • n. short form of special
  • n. a special place (for hiding or viewing)
  • v. To specify, especially in a formal specification document.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colloquial abbreviation of speculation.
  • n. In natural history, an abbreviation of specimen: with a plural specs., sometimes specc. Compare sp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work


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