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Noun1.specialisation - (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function; "cell differentiation in the developing embryo"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
adaption, adaptation, adjustment - the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
2.specialisation - the act of specializingspecialisation - the act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
3.specialisation - the special line of work you have adopted as your career; "his specialization is gastroenterology"
calling, career, vocation - the particular occupation for which you are trained


(ˈspeʃəl) adjective
1. out of the ordinary; un-usual or exceptional. a special occasion; a special friend.
2. appointed, arranged, designed etc for a particular purpose. a special messenger; a special tool for drilling holes.
something which is special. There's a special (= a special train) due through here at 5.20.
ˈspecialist noun
a person who makes a very deep study of one branch of a subject or field. Dr Brown is a heart specialist.
speciality (speʃiˈəti) , (American) specialty (ˈspeʃəlti) plurals speciˈalities, ~ˈspecialties noun
1. a special product for which one is well-known. Brown bread is this baker's speciality.
2. a special activity, or subject about which one has special knowledge. His speciality is physics.
ˈspecialize, ˈspecialise verb
(usually with in) go give one's attention (to), work (in), or study (a particular job, subject etc). He specializes in fixing computers.
ˌspecialiˈzation, ˌspecialiˈsation noun
ˈspecialized, ˈspecialised adjective
(of knowledge, skills etc) of the accurate detailed kind obtained by specializing.
ˈspecially adverb
1. with one particular purpose. I picked these flowers specially for you; a splendid cake, specially made for the occasion.
2. particularly; exceptionally. He's a nice child, but not specially clever.
References in classic literature ?
He had told me at tea that these were the days of financial specialisation.
Developer DICE mentioned in a reddit post the various specialisation are soon coming to the Community Test Environment (CTE) on PC.
Today during the Smart Regions conference, the European Commission is launching the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation.
While the potential benefits of specialisation are likely to be many and are widely anticipated, less attention has been paid to potential difficulties and downsides.