Meaning of “spec” in the English Dictionary

"spec" in American English

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short form ofspecification:

We’re drawing up the specs for your new bathroom this week.

(Definition of “spec” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"spec" in Business English

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specnoun [ C or U ]

/spek/ uk us 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)