What does specialization mean?

Definitions for specialization

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word specialization.

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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Heinlein, The voice of Lazarus Long:

    Specialization is for insects.

  2. Claudio Fernaud:

    If we're looking to fill a special position, such as a geologist or a specialization in oil or gas, Venezuela is a strong option for us.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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