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spe·cial·ized

 (spĕsh′ə-līzd)
adj.
1. Requiring or having detailed training or expertise in a particular field: Paleography is a very specialized field.
2. Presenting detailed information used in a particular field: a specialized glossary of computer terms.
3. Designed for a specific purpose or use: a specialized computer application.
4. Biology Characterized by or resulting from specialization.
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specialized

(ˈspɛʃəˌlaɪzd) or

specialised

adj
1. concentrating on a particular area of knowledge
2. developed for a particular purpose
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.specialized - developed or designed for a special activity or function; "a specialized tool"
specific - (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident"
unspecialised, unspecialized - not specialized or modified for a particular purpose or function
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specialized

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Translations
specializovaný
szakosított
sérhæfîur
špecializovaný
uzmanlaşmış

specialized

[ˈspeʃəlaɪzd] ADJ specialized knowledgeconocimientos mpl especializados
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specialized

[ˈspɛʃəlaɪzd] specialised (British) adjspécialisé(e)
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specialized

adjspezialisiert; a specialized knowledge of biologyFachkenntnisse plin Biologie
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specialized

[ˈspɛʃəˌlaɪzd] adj (work) → specialistico/a; (staff, worker) → specializzato/a
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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 ?
Men earning their bread in any very specialized occupation will talk shop, not only because it is the most vital interest of their lives but also because they have not much knowledge of other subjects.
In this pursuit I made a discovery that greatly interested me, and that specialized my inquiries.
But specialized trials of skill are a sign of development."
Of recent years we have specialized on submarines, which we have built for Germany, England, France and the United States.
It was all highly specialized labor, each man having his task to do; generally this would consist of only two or three specific cuts, and he would pass down the line of fifteen or twenty carcasses, making these cuts upon each.
Some other young man may create a commercial department on wide lines, a work which telephone men have as yet been too specialized to do.
The lower strata of the middle class -- the small tradespeople, shopkeepers, retired tradesmen generally, the handicraftsmen and peasants -- all these sink gradually into the proletariat, partly because their diminutive capital does not suffice for the scale on which Modern Industry is carried on, and is swamped in the competition with the large capitalists, partly because their specialized skill is rendered worthless by the new methods of production.
And the best that is in them is what they are interested in, the thing by which they make their living, the thing they've specialized on and sat up days and nights over, and even dreamed about.
'tragedies of blood,' specialized descendants of Senecan tragedy, one of which may have been the early play on Hamlet which Shakspere used as the groundwork for his masterpiece.
Armagnac specialized rather in a resistance to militarism, and wished the chorus of the Marseillaise altered from "Aux armes, citoyens" to "Aux greves, citoyens".
You have specialized. When it comes to a knowledge of the law, of how best to evade the law or make new law for the benefit of thieving corporations, I am down in the dirt at your feet.
It was lamentable ignorance, I am aware, but I had specialized in Letters at the expense of Art.

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