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SPECIFICATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does specification mean? 

SPECIFICATION (noun)
  The noun SPECIFICATION has 4 senses:

1. a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
2. naming explicitly
3. (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
4. a restriction that is insisted upon as a condition for an agreement

  Familiarity information: SPECIFICATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPECIFICATION (noun)


Sense 1specification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

spec; specification

Hypernyms ("specification" is a kind of...):

description; verbal description (a statement that represents something in words)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "specification"):

computer architecture (the art of assembling logical elements into a computing device; the specification of the relation between parts of a computer system)

network architecture (specification of design principles (including data formats and procedures) for creating a network configuration of data processors)


Sense 2specification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Naming explicitly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("specification" is a kind of...):

naming (the verbal act of naming)


Sense 3specification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("specification" is a kind of...):

document; papers; written document (writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature))

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 4specification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A restriction that is insisted upon as a condition for an agreement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

stipulation; specification

Hypernyms ("specification" is a kind of...):

restriction (the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary))


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