specify
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(pronounced SPESS-eh-feye)

Most in The Biz shorten the verb to say that they “spec” (pronounced spehk) something rather than they “specify” something. Though true specifications deal with a huge range of “behind the scenes” details (from sealants to insulation to fasteners), you will most commonly hear designers use the word “spec” when referring to choosing finishes, furnishings, furniture and equipment. You will also frequently hear sales reps ask if a designer if they are going to “spec” their product(s) on a particular job.