spec·i·fi·ca·tion /ˌspe-sə-fə-'kā-shən/ n: a detailed precise presentation of something or of a plan or proposal for something: as
a: a written statement containing a description of particulars (as of charges or contract terms)
b: a written description of an invention or discovery for which a patent is sought that embodies the manner and process of making and using the invention or discovery and concludes with a claim of that aspect for which the applicant demands credit
c: a written description of construction work to be done forming part of the contract
— usu. used in pl.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun assignment, condition, definition, delimitation, description, designation, detail, detailed statement, determination, distinction, enumeration, item, itemization, minute account, nicety, particular, particularization, proviso, recital, special point, statement of particulars, stipulation, written requirement II index assignment (designation), caption, clarification, classification, clause, condition (contingent provision), delineation, description, designation (naming), detail, diagnosis, item, limitation, particular, prerequisite, provision (clause), qualification (condition), report (detailed account), requirement, reservation (condition), selection (choice), stipulation, technicality, term (provision), ultimatum

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The narrative portion of a patent application that describes the purpose, structure, and operation of the invention, as well as any relevant prior technology (prior art). The specification must provide enough information about the invention so that a person proficient in the field of invention can build and operate it.
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Patent Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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