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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


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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