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specnoun [C usually pl]

 us   /spek/
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)

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specnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /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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