Formal Specification

Technology / Computers / Formal Specification: These specifications exist to satisfy predefined properties of a device or program. The word 'formal' in Computer Science is referring to the act of being 'precise'. It takes three language components to make a specification 'formal'. 1) Syntax

Other Words for Formal

Formal Adjective Synonyms: prim, ceremonious, dignified, stuffy, strait-laced, stiff, precise, exact
Formal Verb Synonyms: standard, conventional, customary, established, prescribed, regular, normal, correct, proper, strict, formulaic, inflexible, punctilious, exacting, unchanging, methodical, orderly, systematic, set, pro forma, ritual, ritualistic, ceremonial, proper

Other Words for Specification

Specification Noun Synonyms: identification, identifying, description, describing, particularization, particularizing, specifying, naming
Specification Adverb Synonyms: itemization, itemizing, list, listing, check-list, inventory, list of particulars, detail, enumeration

Manufacturers Specifications

Business / Construction / Manufacturers Specifications: The written installation and/or maintenance instructions which are developed by the manufacturer of a product and which may have to be followed in order to maintain the product warrantee. MORE

Specifications Or Specs

Business / Construction / Specifications Or Specs: A narrative list of materials, methods, model numbers, colors, allowances, and other details which supplement the information contained in the blue prints. Written elaboration in specific detail about MORE


Business / Real Estate / Urea-Formaldehyde: First used in building materials, particularly insulation, in the 1970s. Gases leak out of the urea-formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) as it hardens and become trapped in the interior of a building. MORE


Entertainment / Music / Formalism: Tendency to elevate formal above expressive value in music, as in Neoclassical music. MORE


Business / Real Estate / Formaldehyde: A colorless, pungent, and irritating gas, used chiefly as a disinfectant and preservative and in synthesizing other compounds like resins. MORE

Extended Memory Specification (XMS)

Technology / Computers / Extended Memory Specification (XMS): A procedure developed jointly by AST Research, Intel Corporation, Lotus Development, and Microsoft Corporation, for using extended memory and DOS’s high memory area, a 64K block just above 1MB. MORE