specialization
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˌspɛʃəlɪˈzeɪʃn̩/
Noun

specialization

  1. The act or process of specializing.
    • 1973, Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough For Love:
      A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
  2. The area in which someone specializes.
    • 2012, Glenn M. Wong, The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Sports, Jones & Bartlett Publishers (ISBN 9781449602031), page 35 ↗:
      Many MBA programs now allow students to obtain a specialization in sport management. This differs from the joint degree programs in that only one degree, an MBA, is awarded (i.e., a separate master's degree in sport management is not awarded). The MBA with a sport management specialization should be considered as a second option in lieu of the joint degree.
  3. (biology) The adaptation of an organism to a specific environment, or adaptation of an organ to a particular function.
    • 2012, O. A. Jones, Biology and Geology of Coral Reefs V2: Biology 1, Elsevier (ISBN 9780323147934), page 248 ↗:
      Specialization is frequently divided into two categories largely based on methods of study: food specialization and specialization with respect to microhabitat.
  4. (mathematics) A proof, axiom, problem, or definition whose cases are completely covered by another, broader concept.
    A triangle is a specialization of a polygon to one with exactly three sides.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations
  • French: spécialisation
  • German: Spezialisierung
  • Russian: специализа́ция



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