noun a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
noun naming explicitly
noun (patent law) a document drawn up by the applicant for a patent of invention that provides an explicit and detailed description of the nature and use of an invention
noun a restriction that is insisted upon as a condition for an agreement
Cf. F. spécification
, LL. specificatio
- The act of specifying or determining by a mark or limit; notation of limits.
This specification or limitation of the question hinders the disputers from wandering away from the precise point of inquiry.
- The designation of particulars; particular mention; as, the specification of a charge against an officer.
- A written statement containing a minute description or enumeration of particulars, as of charges against a public officer, the terms of a contract, the description of an invention, as in a patent; also, a single article, item, or particular, an allegation of a specific act, as in a charge of official misconduct.
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