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spe·cial·i·za·tion

 (spĕsh′ə-lĭ-zā′shən)
n.
1. The act of specializing or the process of becoming specialized.
2. Biology
a. Adaptation, as of an organ or a species, to a specific function or environment.
b. A character or feature resulting from such adaptation.
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specialization

, specialty - Specialization refers to the process of becoming specialized; specialty refers to a special pursuit, occupation, or product.
See also related terms for occupation.
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specialization

An arrangement within an alliance wherein a member or group of members most suited by virtue of technical skills, location, or other qualifications assume(s) greater responsibility for a specific task or significant portion thereof for one or more other members.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.specialization - the act of specializingspecialization - 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
2.specialization - 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
3.specialization - (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)
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Translations
specializace
specialisering
specializálódásszakosodás
sérhæfing
specializacija
uzmanlaşma

specialization

[ˌspeʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] N (= act) → especialización f; (= subject) → especialidad f
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specialization

[ˌspɛʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] specialisation (British) nspécialisation f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

specialization

nSpezialisierung f (→ in auf +acc); (= special subject)Spezialgebiet nt
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specialization

[ˌspɛʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃn] nspecializzazione f
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special

(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.
noun
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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References in classic literature ?
This has resulted in a specialization of reporters --one man runs for the news and another man writes it.
`Seeing the ease and security in which these people were living, I felt that this close resemblance of the sexes was after all what one would expect; for the strength of a man and the softness of a woman, the institution of the family, and the differentiation of occupations are mere militant necessities of an age of physical force; where population is balanced and abundant, much childbearing becomes an evil rather than a blessing to the State; where violence comes but rarely and off-spring are secure, there is less necessity--indeed there is no necessity--for an efficient family, and the specialization of the sexes with reference to their children's needs disappears.
He attempted to read books that required years of preliminary specialization. One day he would read a book of antiquated philosophy, and the next day one that was ultra-modern, so that his head would be whirling with the conflict and contradiction of ideas.
Construction consists of more than just the tools and knowledge used in a specialization, but also includes the justifications for the way those tools are employed, the methodologies for the selection of particular tools and more importantly, the body of knowledge specific to the discipline and the mechanisms for adding to that body of knowledge.
Manufacturing trade and vertical specialization trade, which can be defined as trade in goods that incorporate imported inputs, have both grown rapidly since the 1960s.
One of the earliest studies by Kim (1995), found that the degree of regional specialization in the US had "fallen substantially and continuously since the 1930s" (ibid, p 903).
These significant changes include merging the Community and Mental Health Counseling specialties into one specialization--Clinical Mental Health Counseling; setting 600 hours of internship as the common requirement across specializations; infusing competencies in Addictions and Emergency and Crisis Response in all programs; and establishing a new Addictions specialization.
Boston, MA, March 11, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Verndale, a customer experience agency with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, and Quito, today announced it has been awarded with elite Specialization classifications for Episerver Digital Commerce, Episerver Digital Experience Cloud, Episerver Campaign, and Episerver CMS, enhancing its visibility and viability as one of Episerver's longest tenured North American partners.
Saint Peter's University is adding an esports specialization for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in its School of Business.Saint Peter's University is adding an esports specialization for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in its School of Business.
18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sport specialization in children and adolescents is associated with an increased risk of overuse musculoskeletal injuries, according to a review published in the September issue of Pediatrics.
Specialization of interest and industry are often touted as providing benefits to insurance buyers.