verb (used without object), spe·cial·ized, spe·cial·iz·ing.
verb (used with object), spe·cial·ized, spe·cial·iz·ing.
- specialist registrar,
Origin of specialize
Examples from the Web for specialized
Diagnosis of CTE is often considered to be specialized and has to occur at a designated institution like Boston University.Will the NCAA Let Ohio State’s Kosta Karageorge Die in Vain?|Robert Silverman|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We saw the emergence of fashion designers who specialized in creating abayas.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil|Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But putting the specialized troops the Pentagon calls “Joint Terminal Air Controllers,” or JTACs, into combat comes with a cost.Air Force Pilots Say They're Flying Blind Against ISIS|Dave Majumdar|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Percy Heath, a merry fellow, specialized in leading the Reverend Professor Doctor astray and had a lot of fun with him.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I find faculty learning about their specific, specialized research areas, but also about the wider society and natural world.
Near the lower end of the trachea, just above the lungs, there is a specialized organ of the bird's throat called the syrinx.Our Bird Comrades|Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
During his lifetime he had specialized in making tall case and banjo clocks.Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers|Silvio A. Bedini
The work in a country bank is different from that in the large city institutions, in that it is by no means as specialized.The Rise of Roscoe Paine|Joseph C. Lincoln
One characteristic fact clearly shows the fundamental reason which has kept the idea of the mana so specialized in Australia.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life|Emile Durkheim
I have no specialized training to offer to a commercial world which calls for experts.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
1610s, "to indicate specially," from special + -ize. Sense of "engage in a special study or line of business" is first attested 1881; biological sense is from 1851. Related: Specialized; specializing.