speccing

spec

[spek]
noun
1.
Usually, specs. specification ( def 2 ).
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, 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.

Origin:
1785–95, Americanism; by shortening

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

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spec
  1. speculation

  2. write specifications for

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