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(in patent law) a written statement accompanying an application for a patent that describes the nature of an invention
a definition and enumeration of the features of an item; a detailed classification of an item.
A written document describing in detail the scope of work, materials to be used, method of installation, and quality of workmanship for a parcel of work to be placed under contract; usually utilized in conjunction with working (contract) drawings in building construction.
(spec) A document describing how some system should work.