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spec

 (spĕk) Informal
n.
1. specs The specifications, as for a building to be constructed.
2. Speculation.
tr.v. spec'd, spec'ing, specs or specced (spĕkt) or spec·cing (spĕk′ĭng)
To write or supply specifications for.
adj.
1. Of or relating to specifications: a manufacturer's spec sheet.
2. Done, constructed, produced, or purchased as a speculation: a spec job; a spec house.
Idiom:
on spec
On a speculation basis; with no assurance of profit: houses built on spec; writes TV commercials on spec.

spec'′er n.

spec

(spɛk)
n
on spec as a speculation or gamble: all the tickets were sold so I went to the theatre on spec.
adj
(prenominal) Austral and NZ speculative: a spec developer.
[C19: short for speculation or speculative]

spec

(spɛk)

n., v. spec'd specked specced, spec'•ing speck•ing spec•cing. n.
1. Usu., specs. specification (defs. 2, 3).
2. speculation.
v.t.
3. to provide specifications for.
Idioms:
on spec, made, built, or done with hopes of but no assurance of payment or a sale.
[1940–45; by shortening]

spec.

1. special.
2. specially.
3. specifically.
4. specification.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spec - a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
description, verbal description - a statement that represents something in words
computer architecture - the art of assembling logical elements into a computing device; the specification of the relation between parts of a computer system
network architecture - specification of design principles (including data formats and procedures) for creating a network configuration of data processors
Translations

spec

[spek] N to buy sth on speccomprar algo como especulación
to go along on specir a ver lo que sale
to turn up on specpresentarse por si acaso

spec

[ˈspɛk] n
(= specification) → spécifications fpl
on spec [turn up, drop in, go] → à l'improviste
to write to sb on spec (for a job)envoyer une candidature spontanée à qn

spec

n (inf) on specauf Verdacht, auf gut Glück

spec

[spɛk] n (Brit) (fam) to buy sth on speccomprare qc sperando di fare un affare
I went to the theatre on spec → sono andato al teatro nella speranza di trovare un biglietto