Specification (technical standard)

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A specification (often abbreviated as spec) is a type of technical standard that acts as an explicit set of requirements to be satisfied by a material, product, or service. Should a material, product or service fail to meet one or more of the applicable specifications, it may be referred to as being "out of specification" (OOS).[1]


  1. "out of spec". BusinessDictionary.com (online ed.). WebFinance. OCLC 316869803. http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/out-of-spec.html.