specialization

[ spesh-uh-luh-zey-shuh n ]
/ ˌspɛʃ ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən /

noun

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.

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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

specialization
[ spĕsh′ə-lĭ-zāshən ]

n.

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