Definition of specialization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also -isation) noun
    BrE BrE//ˌspeʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌspeʃələˈzeɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the process of becoming an expert in a particular area of work, study or business; the fact of spending more time on one area of work, etc. than on others Increasing specialization has reduced the number of doctors who are good at managing medical emergencies.
  2. 2[countable] specialization (in something) a particular area of work, study or business which somebody spends more time on than on other areas After completing the course, they select a specialization in specific fields such as metal, woodworking or textiles.