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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Specification  \Spec`i*fi*ca"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  sp['e]cification, 
  LL  specificatio.] 
  1.  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.  --I.  Watts. 
  2.  The  designation  of  particulars;  particular  mention;  as 
  the  specification  of  a  charge  against  an  officer. 
  3.  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  detailed  description  of  design  criteria  for  a  piece  of 
  work  [syn:  {spec}] 
  2:  a  restriction  that  is  insisted  upon  as  a  condition  for  an 
  agreement  [syn:  {stipulation}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    (spec)  A  document  describing  how  some  system  should 

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