- the act of specializing, or pursuing a particular line of study or work: Medical students with high student loans often feel driven into specialization.
- Biology. the adaptation of an organism or organ to a special function or environment: Basic biology suggests the selective pressures leading to convergent evolutionary specialization among desert-dwelling species.
- the act of being restricted to some specific, or the act of becoming specialized.
Also especially British, spe·cial·i·sa·tion.
Origin of specialization
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Examples from the Web for specialisation
Society should model itself on nature, whose plan is specialisation.The Cult of Incompetence
This, of course, is a natural result of specialisation in biology.The Making of Species
God and the Devil are an effort after specialisation and division of labour.The Note-Books of Samuel Butler
One of these circumstances was the specialisation of the learning of the time.Education in England in the Middle Ages
Albert William Parry
At the same time his views on the specialisation of training are far from extreme.Sir John French
Word Origin and History for specialisation
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The act of specializing.
- A specialty.
- Adaptation, as of an organ or organism, to a specific function or environment.
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