Definitions for specialization

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

spe•cial•izeˈspɛʃ əˌlaɪz(v.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to pursue some special line of study, work, etc.; have a specialty.

  2. (of an organism or one of its organs) to be adapted to a special function or environment.

    Category: Biology, Evolution

  3. (v.t.)to invest with a special character, function, etc.

  4. to adapt to special conditions; restrict to specific limits.

  5. to specify; particularize.

Origin of specialize:

1605–15; < F spécialiser. See special , -ize

spe`cial•i•za′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. specialization, specialisation(noun)

    the act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose

  2. specialization, specialisation, specialty, speciality, specialism(noun)

    the special line of work you have adopted as your career

    "his specialization is gastroenterology"

  3. specialization, specialisation, differentiation(noun)

    (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function

    "cell differentiation in the developing embryo"

Wiktionary

  1. specialization(Noun)

    The process of specializing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Specialization(noun)

    the act of specializing, or the state of being spezialized

  2. Specialization(noun)

    the setting apart of a particular organ for the performance of a particular function

Freebase

  1. Specialization

    Specialisation, is an important way to generate propositional knowledge, by applying general knowledge, such as the theory of gravity, to specific instances, such as "when I release this apple, it will fall to the floor". Specialisation is the opposite of generalisation. Concept B is a specialisation of concept A if and only if: ⁕every instance of concept B is also an instance of concept A; and ⁕there are instances of concept A which are not instances of concept B.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. specialization

    The ability to focus all your energies on one thing.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Specialization

    An occupation limited in scope to a subsection of a broader field.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. specialization

    An arrangement within an alliance wherein a member or group of members most suited by virtue of technical skills, location, or other qualifications assume(s) greater responsibility for a specific task or significant portion thereof for one or more other members.

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