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overspecialization

[ oh-ver-spesh-uh-luh-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌspɛʃ ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən /
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noun
excessive specialization, as in a field of study.
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Origin of overspecialization

1930–35; over- + specialization

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