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English noun: specialisation

1. specialisation (process) (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function


SamplesCell differentiation in the developing embryo.


Synonymsdifferentiation, specialization


Broader (hypernym)adaptation, adaption, adjustment


Domain categorybiological science, biology

2. specialisation (act) the act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose


Synonymsspecialization


Broader (hypernym)change of state

3. specialisation (act) the special line of work you have adopted as your career


SamplesHis specialization is gastroenterology.


Synonymsspecialism, speciality, specialization, specialty


Broader (hypernym)calling, career, vocation









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