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spec

noun [C or U]
 
 
/spek/ ( US also specs [plural])
informal abbreviation for specification : Always look at the car's spec before you sign a contract.high/basic spec The PC with the most basic spec is the cheapest. How much does it cost to continue retooling a mold when a customer keeps changing design specs?
on spec taking a chance, without being sure that you will get what you want: The builders built homes on spec - prior to finding a buyer.
(Definition of spec from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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