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The term “Specification” applies both to actions, which consist in determining the precise requirements to be complied with, as well as the results of such action.
A specification may be compulsory (regulation, directive), contractual (private contract, public procurement) or voluntary (standard resulting from a standardization process, private standard, company standard). A voluntary specification may be imposed by the market.
The conditions for demonstrating conformity with a specification are often themselves subject to specifications.