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: asa: 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 creditc: a written description of construction work to be done forming part of the contract— usu. used in pl.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
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
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. William C. Burton. 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. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.