1. [ noun ] the act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose
Synonyms: specialisation
Related terms: change_of_state specialize
2. [ noun ] (work) the special line of work you have adopted as your career
Synonyms: specialty speciality specialism specialisation

"his specialization is gastroenterology"

Related terms: career specialize
3. [ noun ] (biology,genetics,embryology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function
Synonyms: differentiation specialisation

"cell differentiation in the developing embryo"

Related terms: adaptation biology speciate
Similar spelling:   specialisation