spec`i*fi*ca"tion(sps`*f*k"shn), n. [Cf. F. spcification, 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.
4. A detailed listing or description of the required properties of some object proposed to be built or bought; -- usually used in the plural; as, the building
specifications require that it withstand an earthquake of magnitude 8; the program
specifications require an option to change the menus.
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