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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
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(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.
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He had told me at tea that these were the days of financial specialisation.
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The concept of focus in terms of the business domain, while being conceptually strong, is one that has come out of the experience of mature markets with high levels of specialisation.
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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.
The HR specialisation covers human resource management, staffing and development, performance and reward systems, employment law and international HR management.
Mannai Corporation has achieved Cisco's Master Security Specialisation. "This recognition means Mannai Corporation has fulfilled the training requirements and programme prerequisites to sell, deploy and support highly sophisticated Cisco Network Security Solutions & Infrastructure," a company spokesman said.
LaSalle said that the specialisation recognises the company as having fulfilled the role-based training requirements to sell, design and deploy Cisco Unified Computing System B-series technology solutions within the Cisco Data Center solution portfolio.