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It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.
Alan Perlis

Meaning of "specification" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPECIFICATION

specification  [ˌspɛsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPECIFICATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Specification is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPECIFICATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Specification (technical standard)

Specification may refer to an explicit set of requirements to be satisfied by a material, design, product, or service. Should a material, product, or service fail to meet one or more of the applicable specifications, it may be referred to as being out of specification; the abbreviation OOS may also be used. In casual usage, underspec or overspec are used when something is worse or better than specified, though in general there is only a notion of "in spec" or "out of spec", not "better" or "worse". A specification is a type of technical standard. A technical specification may be developed by any of various kinds of organizations, both public and private. Example organization types include a corporation, a consortium, a trade association, a national government, a professional association, a purpose-made standards organization such as ISO, or vendor-neutral developed generic requirements. It is common for one organization to refer to the standards of another. Voluntary standards may become mandatory if adopted by a government or business contract.

Definition of specification in the English dictionary

The first definition of specification in the dictionary is the act or an instance of specifying. Other definition of specification is a written statement accompanying an application for a patent that describes the nature of an invention. Specification is also a detailed description of the criteria for the constituents, construction, appearance, performance, etc, of a material, apparatus, etc, or of the standard of workmanship required in its manufacture.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPECIFICATION


allocation
ˌæləˈkeɪʃən
application
ˌæplɪˈkeɪʃən
authentication
ɔːˌθentɪˈkeɪʃən
certification
ˌsɜːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
classification
ˌklæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
communication
kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən
dedication
ˌdɛdɪˈkeɪʃən
education
ˌɛdjʊˈkeɪʃən
identification
aɪˌdɛntɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
indication
ˌɪndɪˈkeɪʃən
location
ləʊˈkeɪʃən
medication
ˌmɛdɪˈkeɪʃən
modification
ˌmɒdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
notification
ˌnəʊtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
publication
ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃən
qualification
ˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
relocation
ˌriːləʊˈkeɪʃən
syndication
ˌsɪndɪˈkeɪʃən
vacation
vəˈkeɪʃən
verification
ˌvɛrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPECIFICATION

specific
specific charge
specific conductance
specific gravity
specific heat
specific heat capacity
specific humidity
specific impulse
specific name
specific performance
specific resistance
specific viscosity
specific volume
specifical
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specificity
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specified
specifier

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPECIFICATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
association
citation
combination
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
evaluation
excitation
federation
formation
foundation
generation

Synonyms and antonyms of specification in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SPECIFICATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «specification» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of specification

Translation of «specification» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPECIFICATION

Find out the translation of specification to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of specification from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «specification» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

具体要求
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

especificación
570 millions of speakers

English

specification
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विनिर्देश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مواصفات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

спецификация
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

especificação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সবিস্তার বিবরণী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

spécification
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Spesifikasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

genaue Angabe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

指定条件
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

명세 사항
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spesifikasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đặc điểm kỹ thuật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விவரக்குறிப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वर्णन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şartname
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

specifica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Specyfikacja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

специфікація
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

caietul de sarcini
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προδιαγραφές
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spesifikasie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

specifikation
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spesifikasjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of specification

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPECIFICATION»

The term «specification» is very widely used and occupies the 6.927 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about specification

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2 QUOTES WITH «SPECIFICATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word specification.
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Alan Perlis
It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.
2
Annabelle Selldorf
I remember, as a young architect, people always talked about I. M. Pei's concrete. He had a particular specification no one else knew.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPECIFICATION»

Discover the use of specification in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to specification and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Industrial Design Reference & Specification Book: ...
Originally published under the title: Process, materials, and measurements, in 2006.
Dan Cuffaro, Isaac Zaksenberg, 2013
2
The Java Language Specification
If you want to know the precise meaning of the language's constructs, this is the source for you. The book provides complete, accurate, and detailed coverage of the syntax and semantics of the Java programming language.
James Gosling, 2000
3
The Java Native Interface: Programmer's Guide and Specification
It allows programmers to take full advantage of the Java platform without having to abandon their investment in legacy code. This book is the definitive resource and a comprehensive guide to working with the JNI.
Sheng Liang, 1999
4
Sap: How to Write a Report Functional Specification: A ...
Author Linda Timms goes beyond the standard consulting guide to bring you constructive reliable advice for delivering effective, complete, professional functional specs on time.
Linda R. Timms, 2012
5
Structured analysis and system specification
Part 1: Basic concepts.
Tom DeMarco, 1979
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The Electrical Systems Design & Specification Handbook for ...
Written to serve the needs of today's competitive construction industry professionals, this practical handbook provides a consolidated guide for design engineers and project managers, as well as maintenance professionals, technicians, and ...
Steven J. Marrano, Craig DiLouie, 1998
7
Relative Deprivation: Specification, Development, and ...
This book is a standard reference work for relative deprivation researchers for years to come.
Iain Walker, Heather J. Smith, 2002
8
Advanced Geography for AQA Specification A
Written for the AQA geography specification A, this text develops skills analysis in context through the use of map extracts and satellite data.
Ann Bowen, John Pallister, 2001
9
Estimation, Inference and Specification Analysis
This book examines the consequences of misspecifications ranging from the fundamental to the nonexistent for the interpretation of likelihood-based methods of statistical estimation and interference.
Halbert White, 1996
10
Specification for Ground Investigation
This Specification includes associated Schedules and a Bill of Quantities, and is intended for general application to ground investigation work.
Site Investigation Steering Group, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPECIFICATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term specification is used in the context of the following news items.
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Xiaomi Mi 4 LTE vs verykool s351 : Comparison of Features and …
Here we are taking about comparison of the features and specification of the devices Xiaomi Mi 4 LTE and verykool s351. Xiaomi Mi 4 LTE device comes with ... «Newstrack India, Jul 15»
2
New Qi specification brings faster wireless charging
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the group behind the Qi wireless charging standard, has announced a new version of the specification that promises ... «TechSpot, Jun 15»
3
Bentley introduces oddly-named Flying Spur V8 Beluga Specification
Airbus builds a huge freighter called A300-600ST Beluga, and Bentley has just added a new trim level called Beluga Specification to the Flying Spur V8 lineup. «Digital Trends, Jun 15»
4
Blu-ray Disc Association Completes Ultra HD Blu-ray Specification
Yesterday the Blu-ray Disc Association formally completed the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification. The specification has been under development for some time, with ... «AnandTech, May 15»
5
Features and Specification of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Duos
Here we are taking about the features and specification of the phone Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Duos. This phone comes with Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. This phone ... «Newstrack India, May 15»
6
HDMI Forum releases finalized 2.0a specification
"The specification has been updated to enable transmission of HDR formats, ... the HDMI Forum continues to update the HDMI Specification and remain closely ... «BetaNews, Apr 15»
7
With HSA's first specification, run one application across devices
Through a new specification announced on Monday, the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation wants to provide a common framework through ... «InfoWorld, Mar 15»
8
GSMA Announces Mobile Industry Initiative to Create a Global …
These have been designed to help shape the best technical specification for the mobile industry as well as for consumers. Participants will host a number of ... «Business Wire, Mar 15»
9
superMHL A/V specification supports up to 8k video
A new audio/visual specification has been unveiled at CES 2015 called superMHL. This specification is a significant upgrade to the original MHL spec and will ... «SlashGear, Jan 15»
10
Bluetooth 4.2 Specification is Faster, Smarter, and More Secure
In addition to the improvements to the specification itself, a new profile known as IPSP enables IPv6 for Bluetooth, opening entirely new doors for device ... «Maximum PC, Dec 14»

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