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specialize +‎ -ation


specialization (countable and uncountable, plural specializations)

  1. The act or process of specializing.
    • 1973, Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough For Love
      A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
  2. The act or process of becoming specialized.
  3. (biology) The adaptation of an organism to a specific environment, or adaptation of an organ to a particular function.