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Specialization   /spˌɛʃələzˈeɪʃən/   Listen

The act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose.  Synonym: specialisation.
The special line of work you have adopted as your career.  Synonyms: specialisation, specialism, speciality, specialty.
(biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function.  Synonyms: differentiation, specialisation.

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"Specialization" Quotes from Famous Books

... advises the budding orator to take instruction in voice production and gesticulation from the comic actor.[63] For the comic actor was at all times recognized as livelier and more vivid in his performance than the tragedian.[64] The two were usually sharply differentiated.[65] Specialization arose, too, and we hear of actors who confined their efforts to feminine roles,[66] though naturally every performer was cast for parts to which his physique was ...
— The Dramatic Values in Plautus • Wilton Wallace Blancke

... approval, the general lines of study to be pursued during this period with a prescribed examination at the end. This work was to be in charge of a committee composed of the Professors in the subjects chosen, and was designed to give the students the advantages of such specialization as was suitable, as soon as practicable. The plan, however, did not prove popular, most of the students preferring the credit system; but the scheme "constituted for a time the constitutional basis of the Graduate School, in so far as ...
— The University of Michigan • Wilfred Shaw

... have seen, this dependence of one industrial section upon another, and of one commercial centre upon another, as the result of commercial and industrial specialization, is becoming more and more marked as a development of human progress. All this increases the need for more extensive political organization, while at the same time ...
— The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863 - Devoted To Literature And National Policy • Various

... the isolation of individual phenomena, or even of groups of phenomena, as is the method of the natural sciences, but the setting of all in their varied relationships and values, the antithesis of that narrowness and concentration of vision that follow intensive specialization and have issue in infinite delusions and unrealities, "Philosophy regards the sum-total of reality" and it achieves this consciousness of reality, first by establishing right relations between phenomena, ...
— Towards the Great Peace • Ralph Adams Cram

... introduction to the second scene has all the oppressive silence of machines immobile at night. And in the hurtling finale the music and the dancers create figure that is at once the piston and a sexual action. For Strawinsky has stripped away from man all that with which specialization, differentiation, have covered him, and revealed him again, in a sort of cruel white light, a few functioning organs. He has shown him a machine to which power is applied, and which labors in blind obedience precisely like the ...
— Musical Portraits - Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers • Paul Rosenfeld

Words linked to "Specialization" :   career, biological science, calling, biology, adjustment, specialize, vocation, adaption, change of state, adaptation

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