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Meaning of spec

spec

Pronunciation: (spek), [key]
— n., adj., v., spec'd specked specced, spec'•ing speck•ing spec•cing.
—n.
  1. Usually,specification (def. 2).
  2. speculation.
  3. made, built, or done with hopes of but no assurance of payment or a sale; without commitment by a client or buyer: ad illustrations done on spec; luxury homes built on spec and sold before completion.
—adj.
  1. built, done, bought, etc., as a speculation: the construction of spec houses.
—v.t.
  1. to provide specifications for: Their newest truck was spec'd by a computer.

spec.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. special.
  2. specially.
  3. specifically.
  4. specification.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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