What does specialization mean?

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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"


  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


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. Specialization

    Is the act of focusing on a particular aspect of something or a job in order to be familiar and perfect with it.

    In building a housing, one may specialize in the mixing of the sand and cement to get a proper concrete. Another may specialize in laying of the bricks or blocks only. Someone else will specialize in plastering of the building then eventually the work is done within a short period of time since everyone is good at what he or she does.

    Submitted by anonymous on January 21, 2019  
  2. specialization

    The act and process of focusing on a specific facet of a job, process, procedure, project, structure or system to ensure it is accurate, efficient, effective and perfect.

    The specialization is in the evolution of humanity and the universe and the processes and procedures for creating the collective plan for the evolution of humanity.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 15, 2020  
  3. specialization

    The act and process of to specialize.

    Specialization is used for a variety of purpose e.g. specialied subjects at university, college or work.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of specialization in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of specialization in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of specialization in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Leslie:

    The very end of that evolutionary history of specialization is something like a flower.

  2. Jo Anne Van Tilburg:

    The near exclusive use of one quarry to produce these seventeen tools supports a view of craft specialization based on information exchange, but we can't know at this stage if the interaction was collaborative, it may also have been coercive in some way. Human behavior is complex. This study encourages further mapping and stone sourcing, and our excavations continue to shed new light on moai carving.

  3. R. Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, 1963:

    Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking.

  4. Travis Pickering:

    There is a preponderance of them here, and what we think is this is perhaps a specialization site, where they were working hides. And that is indicative of a very cognitively advanced sort of society.

  5. Robert Heinlein:

    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

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