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  1. spec·i·fi·ca·tion
    IPA[ˌspesəfəˈkāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. an 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 objectives
      Synonym : statement, stating, naming, identification, definition, defining, describing, description, setting out, setting down, framing, itemizing, designation, designating, detailing, listing, spelling out, enumeration, enumerating, particularizing, cataloging, citing, instancing, stipulating, stipulation, prescribing, prescription, commanding, ordaining, individuation
    • 2. a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.

      Synonym : instructions, stipulations, requirements, conditions, provisions, restrictions, provisos, guidelines, parameters, order, description, details, delineation
    • 3. a standard of workmanship, materials, etc., required to be met in a piece of work:

      everything was built to a higher specification
    • 4. a description of an invention accompanying an application for a patent.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: specification, plural noun: specifications

    • noun

      an act of identifying something precisely or of stating a precise requirement:

      a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something:

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