underspecification

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Etymology[edit]

under- +‎ specification

Noun[edit]

underspecification (countable and uncountable, plural underspecifications)

  1. Inadequate specification; failure to specify in enough detail.
    The underspecification of the project led to the development of software that was not fit for purpose.
  2. (linguistics) A phenomenon in which certain features are omitted in underlying representations.

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