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functional specification

(programming, project)
A description of what a system (e.g. a piece of software) does or should do (but not how it should do it). The functional specification is one of the inputs to the design process.

See IEEE/ANSI Std. 610.12-1990.

functional specification

The blueprint for the design of a system. With regard to a business information system, the specification provides the documentation for the database structure, the human and machine procedures, and all the input, processing and output detail for each data entry, query, update and report program. See information requirements.


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The supplier feels justified in what they provided, because the customer signed the functional specification.
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