overspecialize

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o·ver·spe·cial·ize

 (ō′vər-spĕsh′ə-līz′)
intr.v. o·ver·spe·cial·ized, o·ver·spe·cial·iz·ing, o·ver·spe·cial·iz·es
To specialize to an extreme degree.

o′ver·spe′cial·i·za′tion (-spĕsh′ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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overspecialize

(ˌəʊvəˈspɛʃəˌlaɪz) or

overspecialise

vb (intr)
to specialize to an excessive degree
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overspecialize


Past participle: overspecialized
Gerund: overspecializing

Imperative
overspecialize
overspecialize
Present
I overspecialize
you overspecialize
he/she/it overspecializes
we overspecialize
you overspecialize
they overspecialize
Preterite
I overspecialized
you overspecialized
he/she/it overspecialized
we overspecialized
you overspecialized
they overspecialized
Present Continuous
I am overspecializing
you are overspecializing
he/she/it is overspecializing
we are overspecializing
you are overspecializing
they are overspecializing
Present Perfect
I have overspecialized
you have overspecialized
he/she/it has overspecialized
we have overspecialized
you have overspecialized
they have overspecialized
Past Continuous
I was overspecializing
you were overspecializing
he/she/it was overspecializing
we were overspecializing
you were overspecializing
they were overspecializing
Past Perfect
I had overspecialized
you had overspecialized
he/she/it had overspecialized
we had overspecialized
you had overspecialized
they had overspecialized
Future
I will overspecialize
you will overspecialize
he/she/it will overspecialize
we will overspecialize
you will overspecialize
they will overspecialize
Future Perfect
I will have overspecialized
you will have overspecialized
he/she/it will have overspecialized
we will have overspecialized
you will have overspecialized
they will have overspecialized
Future Continuous
I will be overspecializing
you will be overspecializing
he/she/it will be overspecializing
we will be overspecializing
you will be overspecializing
they will be overspecializing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overspecializing
you have been overspecializing
he/she/it has been overspecializing
we have been overspecializing
you have been overspecializing
they have been overspecializing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overspecializing
you will have been overspecializing
he/she/it will have been overspecializing
we will have been overspecializing
you will have been overspecializing
they will have been overspecializing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overspecializing
you had been overspecializing
he/she/it had been overspecializing
we had been overspecializing
you had been overspecializing
they had been overspecializing
Conditional
I would overspecialize
you would overspecialize
he/she/it would overspecialize
we would overspecialize
you would overspecialize
they would overspecialize
Past Conditional
I would have overspecialized
you would have overspecialized
he/she/it would have overspecialized
we would have overspecialized
you would have overspecialized
they would have overspecialized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overspecialize - become overly specialized; "She overspecialized when she concentrated on verbs in Fijian"
specialize, narrow down, narrow, specialise - become more focus on an area of activity or field of study; "She specializes in Near Eastern history"
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References in periodicals archive ?
- Grasp the concept of 'not needing to create the perfect product for the perfect client' to avoid the pitfalls of overspecialisation and over-narrowing your target market
The consequence is premature overspecialisation on the part of the young person, who justifies his choice via such cliches as "The maths and science profile gives you more possible career openings" and "It's easier in the humanities profile than in the maths and science one".
(23) It is an approach that is difficult if not impossible to follow in an age of overspecialisation, and in an age where every publication is counted (and often counted equally), so that one cannot easily spend several years retooling for a new country, or working out an entirely new and hugely ambitious paradigm, as he did in Imagined communities.