Specialism Spe"cial*ism, n. Devotion to a particular and restricted part or branch of knowledge, art, or science; as, medical specialism. [1913 Webster]

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  • specialism — spe‧cial‧is‧m [ˈspeʆəlɪzəm] noun [countable] COMMERCE an area of business or study that you know about or study more than other areas: • He did an MBA degree with a specialism in Leadership Studies. * * * specialism UK US /ˈspeʃəlɪzəm/ noun [C] ► …   Financial and business terms

  • specialism — [spesh′əl iz΄əm] n. concentration on or specialization in a branch or field of a study, profession, etc …   English World dictionary

  • specialism — [[t]spe̱ʃəlɪzəm[/t]] specialisms 1) N COUNT Someone s specialism is a particular subject or skill which they study and know a lot about. ...a teacher with a specialism in mathematics. Syn: speciality 2) N UNCOUNT Specialism is the act of… …   English dictionary

  • specialism — UK [ˈspeʃəˌlɪz(ə)m] / US [ˈspeʃ(ə)lˌɪzəm] noun Word forms specialism : singular specialism plural specialisms British a) [uncountable] the study of a particular part of a wider subject The increasing degree of specialism in most fields makes… …   English dictionary

  • specialism — spe|cial|is|m [ˈspeʃəlızəm] n BrE 1.) a particular activity or subject that you know a lot about American Equivalent: specializationspecialism in ▪ graduates with a specialism in Tourism and Leisure 2.) [U] the practice of limiting your interests …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • specialism — specialist ► NOUN ▪ a person who is highly skilled or knowledgeable in a particular field. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or involving detailed knowledge or a specific focus within a field. DERIVATIVES specialism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • specialism — noun Date: 1856 1. specialization in an occupation or branch of learning 2. a field of specialization ; specialty …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • specialism — /spesh euh liz euhm/, n. devotion or restriction to a particular pursuit, branch of study, etc. [1855 60; SPECIAL + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • specialism — noun a) speciality b) The concentration of ones efforts upon a particular field of study …   Wiktionary

  • specialism — spe·cial·ism (speshґəl iz″əm) limitation of practice or study to a particular branch of medicine or surgery …   Medical dictionary

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