- 1An act of describing or identifying something precisely or of stating a precise requirement: give a full specification of the job advertised there was no clear specification of objectivesMore example sentences
- It sought coherence through the specification of clear objectives.
- The Charter was the first attempt to give the public a clear specification of what it could expect.
- There is no formal requirement for them to agree with the other Community institutions on the specification of price stability.
- 1.1 (usually specifications) A detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.More example sentences
- She shuffles between appointments and fittings with designers and vendors to determine fabrics and detail garment specifications for new designs.
- A plan, which includes material costs, specifications and design entails, will be prepared.
- Ask your dealer to give you detailed material specifications on the products they are proposing.
- 1.2A standard of workmanship, materials, etc., required to be met in a piece of work: everything was built to a higher specificationMore example sentences
- None of these systems were able to meet the scale and specifications required by federal policy.
- Check the product label to make sure the material meets specifications of the federal government.
- This model didn't meet specifications.
- 1.3A description of an invention accompanying an application for a patent.More example sentences
- The inventions disclosed in difference specifications can be different in kind.
- I was addressed by both parties on the principles of law to be adopted in construing patent specifications.
- Although the specification describes an invention of a working combination, it is not the invention claimed.
late 16th century: from medieval Latin specificatio(n-), from late Latin specificare (see specify).