Meaning of “specialization” in the English Dictionary

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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 particular area of knowledge or the process of becoming an expert in a particular area:

Specialization (= limiting study or work to one particular area) usually doesn't occur until PhD level.
The lawyer said that he was unable to help us because our case fell outside 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 particular area, or a particular area of knowledge:

[ C ] My main specialization was literature.

biology Specialization is also the development in organisms of cells that have particular purposes.

(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 /ˌspeʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ us

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)