spec

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See also: spec. and SPEC

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spec (plural specs)

  1. (colloquial) Clipping of specification.
    The specs don't say anything about this behavior.
  2. (colloquial) Clipping of speculation.
  3. Clipping of specialization.
  4. Clipping of specialist.
  5. Clipping of special.
  6. (linguistics) Abbreviation of specifier.
  7. (linguistics) Clipping of specifier.
  8. (dialect) a special place (for hiding or viewing)
  9. (Australia, Australian rules football, informal) A spectacular mark (catch) in Australian rules football.

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spec (third-person singular simple present specs, present participle speccing, simple past and past participle specced)

  1. (transitive) To specify, especially in a formal specification document.
    • 1999, George Buehler, The Troller Yacht Book:
      I've found some professional yards want everything specced out completely while a home builder will just do things the way he wants.
    • 1995, Fred Moody, I Sing the Body Electronic: A Year with Microsoft on the Multimedia Frontier:
      Could they still include the kinds of playful animations Ballinger had specced now that the scenes were more realistic-looking and less whimsical?

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian spezie (spices)[1][2], ultimately from Latin speciēs.

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spec m (indefinite plural speca, definite singular speci, definite plural specat)

  1. (botany) pepper (Capsicum annuum)
  2. paprika
  3. (adjective) cranky

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  1. ^ Topalli, Kolec (2017) , “spec”, in Fjalor Etimologjik i Gjuhës Shqipe, Durrës, Albania: Jozef, page 1337
  2. ^ Meyer, Gustav (1891) , “spec”, in Etymologisches Wörterbuch der albanesischen Sprache (in German), Strasbourg: Karl J. Trübner, page 454