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- v. Present participle of underspecify.
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As such, they require delicate balance, between overspecifying (acting as designer) and underspecifying (not acting as marketer).
The trouble has been that in recent years Nokia (the chief culprit) has been severely underspecifying the internals (processor (s), RAM) of its smartphones, leading to devices with otherwise great hardware but which flounder the moment you start pushing them.