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.
- Also especially British, spe·cial·i·sa·tion .
- de·spe·cial·i·za·tion, noun
- non·spe·cial·i·za·tion, noun
- sub·spe·cial·i·za·tion, noun
- su·per·spe·cial·i·za·tion, noun
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How to use specialization in a sentence
Yet the study is one in which even greater specialisation is needed than in respect of comparative osteology.Prehistoric Man | W. L. H. Duckworth
In the course of specialisation of function, as I have outlined, just as other organs arose, so arose sex-differentiation.The Kempton-Wace Letters | Jack London
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 | Cecil Chisholm
Specialisation may lead to madness, as electricity may lead to death.The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28 | Various