Work for the world according to its specification, and it will defile you.
In this specification of personal supplication we are taught to expect only as we deserve.
The logs and roof timbers were cut and fitted to specification before they were carried to position.
The law contained no specification of the mutual rights and duties of the spouses.
So far I have added little to the information already published on this subject, except by the specification of dates.
No specification of the time and circumstances can be made which will stand examination.
The only specification offered is volunteered by Mr. Fillmore in his Albany speech.
Some examples of the process of specification will be useful.
This, too, to be pronounced in the Mayor's specification of his reasons, without any authority on your part to look out of it.
Things were not being done, he felt, according to specification.
1610s, "act of investing with some quality," from Medieval Latin specificationem (nominative specificatio), from Latin species "kind, sort" (see species) + -ficus, unstressed comb. form of facere "to make, do." Meaning "technical particular" is attested from 1833; short form spec first attested 1956.
(spec) A document describing how some system should work.