a plant grown by itself for ornamental effect, rather than being massed with others in a bed or border.
noun 1. Usually, specs. specification (def 2). 2. speculation. adjective 3. 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. 4. to provide specifications for: Their newest truck was spec’d by a computer. Idioms 5. on spec, made, […]
benchmark A benchmark result derived from the results of a set of integer benchmarks from SPEC (geometric mean of the 6 SPEC ratios of CINT92) which can be used to estimate a machine’s single-tasking performance on integer code. SPECint92 obsoletes SPECint89. Results (ftp://ftp.nosc.mil/pub/aburto/specin92.tbl). See also SPECbase_int92. (1994-11-14)
noun, plural speciosities. 1. the quality or state of being specious. noun (pl) -ties 1. a thing or person that is deceptively attractive or plausible 2. the state of being specious 3. (obsolete) the state of being beautiful
adjective 1. apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible: specious arguments. 2. pleasing to the eye but deceptive. 3. Obsolete. pleasing to the eye; fair. adjective 1. apparently correct or true, but actually wrong or false 2. deceptively attractive in appearance adjective plausible but not true; based on pretense; sophistic […]