Definitions for specialization
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
spe•cial•izeˈspɛʃ əˌlaɪz(v.)-ized, -iz•ing.
(v.i.)to pursue some special line of study, work, etc.; have a specialty.
(of an organism or one of its organs) to be adapted to a special function or environment.
Category: Biology, Evolution
(v.t.)to invest with a special character, function, etc.
to adapt to special conditions; restrict to specific limits.
to specify; particularize.
Origin of specialize:
1605–15; < F spécialiser. See special , -ize
the act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose
specialization, specialisation, specialty, speciality, specialism(noun)
the special line of work you have adopted as your career
"his specialization is gastroenterology"
specialization, specialisation, differentiation(noun)
(biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function
"cell differentiation in the developing embryo"
The process of specializing.
the act of specializing, or the state of being spezialized
the setting apart of a particular organ for the performance of a particular function
The Roycroft Dictionary
The ability to focus all your energies on one thing.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An occupation limited in scope to a subsection of a broader field.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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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