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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The specifications, as for a building to be constructed.
  • noun Speculation.
  • transitive verb To write or supply specifications for.
  • adjective Of or relating to specifications.
  • adjective Done, constructed, produced, or purchased as a speculation.
  • idiom (on spec) On a speculation basis; with no assurance of profit.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun colloquial short form of specification
  • noun colloquial short form of speculation
  • noun short form of specialization
  • noun short form of special
  • noun dialect a special place (for hiding or viewing)
  • verb transitive To specify, especially in a formal specification document.

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

  • noun a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work

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