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Definition of Specialization

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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 function; (Computers) reduction for the purpose of increasing efficiency (also specialisation)
Specialization Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The setting apart of a particular organ for the performance of a particular function.
  
(n.)
The act of specializing, or the state of being spezialized.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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specialization
\spe`cial*i*za"tion\ (?), n.
1. the act of specializing, or the state of being spezialized.
2. (biol.) the setting apart of a particular organ for the performance of a particular function.
specialization
n
1. the act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose [syn: specialisation]


2. the special line of work you have adopted as your career; "his specialization is gastroenterology" [syn: specialisation, specialty, speciality, specialism]


3. the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function; "cell differentiation in the developing embryo" [syn: specialisation, differentiation]



WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose
(synonym) specialisation
(hypernym) change of state
(derivation) specialize, specialise
2. the special line of work you have adopted as your career; "his specialization is gastroenterology"
(synonym) specialisation, specialty, speciality, specialism
(hypernym) career, calling, vocation
(derivation) specialize, specialise
3. (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function; "cell differentiation in the developing embryo"
(synonym) specialisation, differentiation
(hypernym) adaptation, adjustment
(derivation) speciate, differentiate, specialize, specialise
(classification) biology, biological science
Specialization Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
An arrangement within an alliance wherein a member or group of members most suited by virtue of technical skills, location, or other qualifications assume(s) greater responsibility for a specific task or significant portion thereof for one or more other members.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Specialization Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Economics Glossary
The act of producing more of a good than one consumes, the rest of that good being exchanged.
A Glossary of Political Economy Terms
In the economic sense, the social phenomenon of individual human beings or organizations each concentrating their productive efforts on a rather limited range of tasks. Specialization entails focussing on a narrow area of knowledge or skill or activity. It involves a person's or an organization's adapting for the unusually effective or efficient performance of some particular function, often at the expense of the individual's or organization's ability to perform most other functions for themselves, which are then necessarily left to others with more appropriate skills or talents or abilities. [For a related concept, see division of labor ] Like the division of labor, specialization generally comes about because it is discovered (usually by trial and error) that the individuals or groups concerned can increase their productivity (and hence, under a market economy, their incomes) through greater specialization according to the principle of comparative advantage.
[See also: comparative advantage , division of labor , human capital , productivity ]
Specialization Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
In a system consisting of elements with roughly equal and constant channel capacity (information processing capability), an increase in the channel capacity of the system requires specialization of the tasks performed by each element.

Specialization Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Specialization or Specialized may refer to:

Academia
  • Academic specialization, may be a course of study or major at an academic institution or may refer to the field that a specialist practices in

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