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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To specialize to an extreme degree.

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  • verb To specialize to an excessive degree

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  • verb become overly specialized


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  • Chace has it right: English scholars fail because English departments have slapdash programs based upon the whims and eccentricities of professors who would rather overspecialize in esoteric and inaccessible material than craft a meaningful program based upon teaching a shared literary heritage and practical composition.

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