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overspecialization

[oh-ver-spesh-uh-luh-zey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. excessive specialization, as in a field of study.

Origin of overspecialization

1930–35; over- + specialization
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Examples from the Web for overspecialization

Historical Examples

  • The undesirable corollary of overspecialization is overcentralization.

    Letters from an Old Railway Official

    Charles DeLano Hine

  • Where we differ is as to the point where specialization stops and overspecialization begins.