[ 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.
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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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Medical 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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