noun Date: 1843 1. a making or becoming specialized 2. a. structural adaptation of a body part to a particular function or of an organism for life in a particular environment b. a body part or an organism adapted by specialization

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  • specialization — index calling, pursuit (occupation), specialty (special aptitude) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Specialization — Spe cial*i*za tion, n. 1. The act of specializing, or the state of being spezialized. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) The setting apart of a particular organ for the performance of a particular function. Darwin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • specialization — (n.) 1843; see SPECIALIZE (Cf. specialize) + ATION (Cf. ation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • specialization — (Amer.) spe·cial·i·za·tion || ‚speʃəlÉ™ zeɪʃn / laɪ n. act of specializing; uniqueness, specific action; making something appropriate for a specific purpose; (Biology) structural adaptation of certain part of the body for a specific… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Specialization — Specialisation, also spelled Specialization, is an important way to generate propositional knowledge, by applying general knowledge, such as the theory of gravity, to specific instances, such as when I release this apple, it will fall to the… …   Wikipedia

  • specialization — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ increased, increasing ▪ academic, professional ▪ economic ▪ There has been increased economic specialization throughout the country …   Collocations dictionary

  • specialization — specialize spe‧cial‧ize [ˈspeʆəlaɪz] also specialise verb [intransitive] COMMERCE to limit all or most of your business to a particular activity: specialize in • The firm specializes in small business manangement …   Financial and business terms

  • Specialization — A method of production where a business or area focuses on the production of a limited scope of products or services in order to gain greater degrees of productive efficiency within the entire system of businesses or areas. Many countries… …   Investment dictionary

  • specialization — UK [ˌspeʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌspeʃ(ə)lɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n] noun Word forms specialization : singular specialization plural specializations a) [uncountable] the study of a particular part of a wider subject The course offers three areas of specialization… …   English dictionary

  • specialization — 1. Professional attention limited to a particular specialty or subject area for study, research, and/or treatment. 2. SYN: differentiation (1). * * * spe·cial·iza·tion .spesh (ə )lə zā shən also Brit spe·cial·isa·tion .spesh ə .lī n …   Medical dictionary

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