- 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
The undesirable corollary of overspecialization is overcentralization.
Where we differ is as to the point where specialization stops and overspecialization begins.