Spec`i*fi*ca"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. sp'ecification, LL. specificatio.]


The act of specifying or determining by a mark or limit; notation of limits.

This specification or limitation of the question hinders the disputers from wandering away from the precise point of inquiry. I. Watts.


The designation of particulars; particular mention; as, the specification of a charge against an officer.


A written statement containing a minute description or enumeration of particulars, as of charges against a public officer, the terms of a contract, the description of an invention, as in a patent; also, a single article, item, or particular, an allegation of a specific act, as in a charge of official misconduct.


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