Usually, specs. specification (def 2).
built, done, bought, etc., as a speculation:
the construction of spec houses.
verb (used with object), spec’d or specked or specced, spec’ing or specking or speccing.
to provide specifications for:
Their newest truck was spec’d by a computer.
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.
on spec, as a speculation or gamble: all the tickets were sold so I went to the theatre on spec
(prenominal) (Austral & NZ) speculative: a spec developer
write specifications for
see: on spec
benchmark A benchmark result derived from the results of a set of CPU intensive floating-point benchmarks from SPEC (the geometric mean of the 14 SPEC ratios of CFP92). SPECfp92 can be used to estimate a machine’s single-tasking performance on floating-point code. Results (ftp://ftp.nosc.mil/pub/aburto/specfp92.tbl). (1994-11-14)
- Spec grav
spec grav specific gravity
- Spec house
noun See model home spec house a house built on speculation that a buyer will be found
adjective 1. of a distinct or particular kind or character: a special kind of key. 2. being a particular one; particular, individual, or certain: You’d better call the special number. 3. pertaining or peculiar to a particular person, thing, instance, etc.; distinctive; unique: the special features of a plan. 4. having a specific or particular […]