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Speck vs. Spec

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Specknoun

A tiny spot, especially of dirt etc.

‘a tiny speck of soot’;

Specnoun

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Specknoun

A very small thing; a particle; a whit.

‘He has not a speck of money.’;

Specnoun

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Specknoun

(fish) A small etheostomoid fish, Etheostoma stigmaeum, common in the eastern United States.

Specnoun

clipping of specialization

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Specknoun

Fat; lard; fat meat.

Specnoun

clipping of specialist

Specknoun

(uncountable) A juniper-flavoured ham originally from Tyrol.

Specnoun

clipping of special

Specknoun

The blubber of whales or other marine mammals.

Specnoun

(dialect) a special place (for hiding or viewing)

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Specknoun

The fat of the hippopotamus.

Specnoun

A spectacular mark (catch) in Australian rules football.

Speckverb

(transitive) To mark with specks; to speckle.

‘paper specked by impurities in the water used in its manufacture’;

Specverb

(transitive) To specify, especially in a formal specification document.

Specknoun

The blubber of whales or other marine mammals; also, the fat of the hippopotamus.

Specnoun

a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work

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Specknoun

A small discolored place in or on anything, or a small place of a color different from that of the main substance; a spot; a stain; a blemish; as, a speck on paper or loth; specks of decay in fruit.

Specnoun

in the hope of success but without any specific plan or instructions

‘he built the factory on spec and hoped someone would buy it’;

Specknoun

A very small thing; a particle; a mite; as, specks of dust; he has not a speck of money.

‘Many bright specks bubble up along the blue Egean.’;

Specnoun

short for specification (sense 2 of the noun)

‘a camera with a very basic spec’;

Specknoun

A small etheostomoid fish (Ulocentra stigmæa) common in the Eastern United States.

Specverb

give (something) a particular specification; construct to a specified standard

‘the range allows buyers to spec their truck to their needs’;

Speckverb

To cause the presence of specks upon or in, especially specks regarded as defects or blemishes; to spot; to speckle; as, paper specked by impurities in the water used in its manufacture.

‘Carnation, purple, azure, or specked with gold.’;

Specknoun

a very small spot;

‘the plane was just a speck in the sky’;

Specknoun

(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

Specknoun

a slight but appreciable addition;

‘this dish could use a touch of garlic’;

Speckverb

produce specks in or on;

‘speck the cloth’;

Speck

Speck is smoked or pickled pork belly. In Germany, speck is pork fat with or without some meat in it.

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