Meaning of SPEC in English


— spec'er, specker , n.

/spek/ , n, adj., v., spec'd or specked or specced, spec'ing or specking or speccing .


1. Usually, specs . specification (def. 2).

2. speculation.

3. on spec , 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.


4. built, done, bought, etc., as a speculation: the construction of spec houses.


5. to provide specifications for: Their newest truck was spec'd by a computer.

[ 1785-95, Amer.; by shortening ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .