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  • verb To specify in excessive detail.
  • verb To specify excessive capability.
  • verb To provide redundant or inconsistent information.


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  • If you overspecify the "right" involved, it's easy to say the Constitution doesn't provide for it.

    Balkinization 2007

  • The important thing is not to overspecify that number here, but simply to recognize that the EPA already tracks all the data necessary to calculate the fossil efficiency of a marginal generator on the grid-which in turn means that it is very straightforward for them to provide this number every year, and provide FERS credits accordingly based on actual fossil fuel displaced.

    Grist - the Latest from Grist 2009

  • This is an example of the problem with doctest -- it's easy to overspecify the tests.

    Planet Python 2008


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