[ spesh-uh-luh-zey-shuh n ]
/ ˌspɛʃ ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən /
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.
Words nearby specialization
Also especially British, spe·cial·i·sa·tion.
OTHER WORDS FROM specializationde·spe·cial·i·za·tion, nounnon·spe·cial·i·za·tion, nounsub·spe·cial·i·za·tion, nounsu·per·spe·cial·i·za·tion, noun
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Medicine definitions for de-specialization
[ spĕsh′ə-lĭ-zā′shən ]
The act of specializing.
Adaptation, as of an organ or organism, to a specific function or environment.
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