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speculation

(Conjecture), noun assumption, contemplation, deliberation, guesswork, hypothesis, inference, presumption, reasoning, rumination, surmise, suspicion, theorization, theory
Associated concepts: speculative damages, speculative testimony

speculation

(Risk), noun bet, calculated risk, chance, fortuity, fortune, gamble, gambling, gaming, hazard, venture, wager
See also: belief, conjecture, consideration, contemplation, estimate, estimation, feeling, hypothesis, idea, inference, investment, opinion, outlook, postulate, presumption, prospect, rationale, reflection, risk, sense, supposition, suspicion, theory, thesis, thought, uncertainty, venture

SPECULATION, contracts. The hope or desire of making a profit by the purchase and resale of a thing. Pard. Dr. Com. n. 12. The profit so made; as, be made a good speculation.

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Says Leo Bender, Elyria plant manager for Catalyst Resources, "We decided to look at all our customers to find who had the strictest requirements and produce everything to that spec.
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Converting to take full advantage of HP's SPECS parametric test systems can produce streamlined production development processes, potentially resulting in large increases in line throughput.
The system architecture of SPECS allows many new features
Our full-text Military Specs and Standards Service helps these organizations achieve this by providing their engineers with fast, online access to the information in a format that ensures better search results.
Users can create their own specs using Video Spec drag-and-drop Author, which requires no programming knowledge.
In developing a new SIP server benchmark, SPEC will draw on its expertise in creating widely used system-level benchmark suites such as SPECjAppServer2004 and SPECweb2005.
SPEC and the benchmark name SPECsfs97_R1 are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.
SPEC develops benchmark suites and also reviews and publishes submitted results from member organizations and other benchmark licensees.
Today, the SPEC SFS benchmark is a good metric for measuring NAS performance, especially in a large enterprise, and based on the SPEC SFS numbers, Spinnaker is setting a new bar for NFS performance," said Steve Kenniston, Technology Analyst at the Enterprise Storage Group.
SPEC is a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse a standardized set of relevant benchmarks that can be applied to the newest generation of high-performance computers.