Do Specifications have to be clear(understandable/transparent) by definition?. Can a specification be unclear? Is it appropriate to ask for a clear specification?

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    have you looked up the definitions? what is unclear about the definition of specification/specify? – depperm Aug 1 '17 at 17:15
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    Specifications are often precise, and detailed. They often aren't clear. Consider all the legalese that goes into contracts. – Wolfgang Aug 1 '17 at 17:16
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    If someone has given you an unclear specification, then you are free to ask for a clear specification. Some people don't call this "redundancy' but emphasis. – AmE speaker Aug 1 '17 at 17:16
  • @depperm, Definition calls for precision and detailing. There is a bunch of synonyms out there. I just wanted to explore the possibility of having to state (actually talking legalese) a degree of transparency into a technical specification. The way I understand it, there can be 2 or more ways to specify something, all of which are precise and detailed but one or more may not be clear. Thank you, Clare, Wolfgang. – Juan Ojeda Aug 1 '17 at 17:30
  • Primarily opinion-based. You can say that a specification that is unclear is not a specification. Or you can say that it is an unclear specification. – Drew Aug 1 '17 at 18:01