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"specialization" in British English

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specializationnoun [C or U]

(UK usually specialisation) uk   /ˌspeʃ.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌspeʃ.ə.ləˈzeɪ.ʃən/
a ​particulararea of ​knowledge or the ​process of ​becoming an ​expert in a ​particulararea: Specialization (= ​limitingstudy or ​work to one ​particulararea) usually doesn't ​occur until ​PhDlevel. The ​lawyer said that he was ​unable to ​help us because ​ourcasefelloutside his specialization.
(Definition of specialization from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"specialization" in American English

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specializationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌspeʃ·ə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən/
the limiting of one’s ​study or ​work to one ​particulararea, or a ​particulararea of ​knowledge: [C] My ​main specialization was ​literature.
biology Specialization is also the ​development in ​organisms of ​cells that have ​particularpurposes.
(Definition of specialization from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"specialization" in Business English

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specializationnoun [C or U]

(UK also specialisation) uk   us   /ˌspeʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/
a particular ​area of ​knowledge or the ​process of becoming an ​expert in a particular ​area: In most ​industries, specialization is common.
(Definition of specialization from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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