[ 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.
Also especially British, spe·cial·i·sa·tion.

Origin of specialization

OTHER WORDS FROM specialization

de·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 specialization

[ spĕsh′ə-lĭ-zāshən ]


The act of specializing.
A specialty.
Adaptation, as of an organ or organism, to a specific function or environment.
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