specification Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “specification” in the English Dictionary

"specification" in British English

See all translations

specificationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌspes.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ (informal spec)
C1 a ​detaileddescription of how something should be done, made, etc.: All ​products are made ​exactly to the customer's specifications. A specification has been drawn up for the new ​militaryaircraft. a ​job specification The ​cars have been ​built to a high specification (= a high ​standard).
(Definition of specification from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"specification" in American English

See all translations

specificationnoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ˌspes·ə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/ (short form spec)
a ​clear, ​detailedplan or ​description of how something will be made: Specifications have been ​drawn up for the new ​aircraft. The ​house was ​built to the architect’s specifications.
(Definition of specification from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"specification" in Business English

See all translations

specificationnoun

uk   us   /ˌspesɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
[C, usually plural] (also informal spec) a detailed description of how something should be done, made, etc.: meet/conform to specifications The ​healthaccounts would have to be used in conjunction with ​insurancepolicies that ​meet specifications set by ​law.specifications for sth We have set rigid specifications for ​customerservice. product/​performance/​design specifications We all need to be ​working from the same set of specifications. Those specs ​cover everything from ​default settings for ​screenresolutions to more ​standard ways to ​work with ​modems.
to specification(s) (also informal to spec(s)) if a ​product is made to specification, it is made exactly as the ​person who ​designed it said it should be made: If the ​project is completed on ​time to specification the ​contractor will ​realize a ​reasonableprofit.make/build sth to (sb's) specification(s) All ​products are made exactly to the customer's specifications.
[U] the ​act of giving detailed ​information about how something should be done: Management made no ​clear specification of the ​size of the ​salesterritory that each ​salesperson was to ​cover.
(Definition of specification from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of specification?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
faith school

a school that is financially supported by a particular religious group, usually for children from that religion

Word of the Day