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Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of specialization.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See specialization, specialize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose
  • n. the special line of work you have adopted as your career
  • n. (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function

Etymologies

specialise +‎ -ation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Judging by the numerous conferences and reseller functions I've attended that have put this topic first on the schedule, the term specialisation can largely be taken as vendor-speak for channel partners capable of going deeper into a technology area, a market area or a services area.

    ITP.net - Front Page

  • The good doctor (his specialisation is dentistry, by the way - never thought we'd say nce things about a dentist) goes on to sayWe share all these as a gift to build better friends across the border and hope to shed the image of hatred and violence and give way to a peaceful co-existence between to lovely nations.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • The drive for specialisation is driven by the concern for jobs, and while the specialist may be good at one thing, industry and professions need students with a broad background.

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • His area of specialisation is climate change, which isn’t a field that is short of sceptics.

    Sceptism is admirable, if it’s informed « Gin&Comment

  • This process of customising a machine for a particular input to slot A is called specialisation or partial evaluation.

    Planet Haskell

  • Businesses in the west, however, have been hooked on the concept of '' specialisation '' and that means competency dependence is rife.

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  • There is a tendency with all such groups to view their area of specialisation as an end in itself, whereas I've always believed that good writing should be a means to an end.

    MIND MELD: What You Should Know About Speculative Fiction and Mainstream Acceptance (Part 2)

  • For example, a very sound (and exceedingly efficient) system of science education I had seen, is for the general science course to be split up into three sections (physics, bio, chem) corresponding to the three terms, and have each be taught by a different teacher with a different specialisation, as opposed to a science generalist.

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: Teacher’s Unions

  • This deal will meet our goals to make Ipsos brand a worldwide brand, synonymous with excellence in each of its fields of specialisation and better able to attract and keep clients, said Didier Truchot, co-president of Ipsos.

    Aegis Group sells Synovate to Ipsos for £525m

  • Most courses will allow some specialisation, so you may get the chance to study international politics, global development, or intelligence and surveillance studies.

    Politics

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