specialism

[ spesh-uh-liz-uh m ]
/ ˈspɛʃ əˌlɪz əm /

noun

devotion or restriction to a particular pursuit, branch of study, etc.

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Origin of specialism

First recorded in 1855–60; special + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for specialism

specialism
/ (ˈspɛʃəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

the act or process of specializing in something, or the thing itself
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