spec


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to spec: Spek

Speculation

An investment with an exceptionally high risk. Speculators may invest in a start-up company or in a volatile commodity. These risks carry the possibility of very high returns. Speculators often trade actively and many have hedging strategies to reduce their risks. See also: Hedge fund.

spec

Speculative; built without a purchaser or a tenant, but in anticipation of securing one when the project is completed.

References in periodicals archive ?
Advertising sales for Alt Spec will close in February 2001, with distribution scheduled for the spring of 2001.
VP BUSINESS: Consult, Prod Mfgr, Prog Mgr/Agcy, Spec Print, Spec Publ, Personalized mail order, Envelopes SVCS: Cpns, Name Lbls, Personal, Cards, Prems, Items, Sweeps, Tokens, Custom premiums CHARGE: Per project SPEC: Cons, B-to-B, Cat, Fin Svcs, Publ, Cunt Progs INFO: Broc, Cat, Smpl, Free phone consultation
Application-based performance tests running under SPEC OMP2012 require 32 GB of memory.
com for complete information about SPEC Engineering's capabilities.
Richard Holesinger, county materials engineer, informally presented his draft spec.
Howard notes that "when a customer complains, and we can show that the resin is in spec, it's no longer the end of the discussion.
Organizations or individuals interested in helping develop this benchmark can contact the SPEC office: phone: +1.
2, from the moment they begin testing to the reporting of results," says Jeff Reilly, SPEC CPU subcommittee chair.
The SPEC Research Group is designed to encourage exchange among representatives from industry, academia and research institutes.
It doesn't replace membership in SPECapc or SPECgpc project groups - which gives companies a full slate of benefits, including a strong voice in establishing international performance benchmarks and unlimited SPEC submissions - but it does deliver great value from both technical and marketing standpoints.
SPEC) has released a new version of its SPEC MPI2007 benchmark that adds a large data suite designed for systems from 64 to 2048 cores.
Applications that make it through the entire search program will be incorporated into the next major version of the SPEC CPU suite.