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 for spec
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spec
      n 1: a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of
           work [syn: specification, spec]

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  SPEC
         System Performance Evaluation Corporation (org., RISC)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  SPEC
  
      Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.
  
     A non-profit corporation registered in California formed to
     "establish, maintain and endorse a standardized set of
     relevant benchmarks that can be applied to the newest
     generation of high-performance computers" (from SPEC's
     bylaws).  The founders believe that the user community will
     benefit greatly from an objective series of
     applications-oriented tests, which can serve as common
     reference points and be considered during the evaluation
     process.
  
     SPEC develops suites of benchmarks intended to measure
     computer performance.  These are available to the public for a
     fee covering development and administration costs.
  
     The current (14 Nov 94) SPEC benchmark suites are: CINT92
     (CPU intensive integer benchmarks); CFP92 (CPU intensive
     floating-point benchmarks); SDM (UNIX Software Development
     Workloads); SFS (System level file server (NFS) workload).
  
     ftp://ftp.cdf.toronto.edu/pub/spectable)">Results (ftp://ftp.cdf.toronto.edu/pub/spectable).
  
     SPEC also publishes a quarterly report of SPEC news and
     results, The SPEC Newsletter.  Some issues are here
     http://performance.netlib.org/performance/html/spec.html)">(http://performance.netlib.org/performance/html/spec.html).
  
     There is a FAQ about SPEC here
     http://performance.netlib.org/performance/html/specfaq.html)">(http://performance.netlib.org/performance/html/specfaq.html).
  
     (1994-11-14)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Spec
  
     A specification language.  It expresses black box interface
     specifications for large distributed systems with real-time
     constraints.  It incorporates conceptual models, inheritance
     and the event model.  It is a descendant of MSG.84.
  
     ["An Introduction to the Specification Language Spec",
     V. Berzins et al, IEEE Software 7(2):74-84 (Mar 1990)].
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  specification
  spec
  
      (spec) A document describing how some system should
     work.
  
     (2001-02-06)
  

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