Definition of specification noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

specification

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌspesɪfɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌspesɪfɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
[countable, uncountable]
 
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a detailed description of how something is, or should be, designed or made the technical specifications of the new model (= of car) The house has been built exactly to our specifications. The office was furnished to a high specification. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from medieval Latin specificatio(n-), from late Latin specificare, from Latin species ‘appearance, form, beauty’, from specere ‘to look’.Extra examples The aircraft have to meet the strict specifications laid down by the FAA. The manager has drafted job specifications for each of the positions. The prototype has the same basic specifications. The yachts are built to the highest specifications. The house has been built exactly to our specification. The office was furnished to a high specification. the technical specifications of the new model
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