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Noun: specialization  ,spe-shu-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,spe-shu-lI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. The act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose
    - specialisation [Brit]
  2. The special line of work you have adopted as your career
    "his specialization is gastroenterology";
    - specialisation [Brit], specialty [N. Amer], speciality [Brit, Cdn], specialism
  3. (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function
    "cell specialization in the developing embryo";
    - specialisation [Brit], differentiation

Derived forms: specializations

Type of: adaptation, adaption, adjustment, calling, career, change of state, vocation

Encyclopedia: Specialization