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overspecialization

[oh-ver-spesh-uh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˈoʊ vərˌspɛʃ ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
excessive specialization, as in a field of study.
Origin of overspecialization
1930-1935
1930-35; over- + specialization
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Examples from the web for overspecialization
  • Today's overspecialization causes people to forget humanistic values and focus only on their own microscopic areas of knowledge.
  • Descries professional overspecialization and education's overemphasis on the acquisition of formalized information.
  • To prevent overspecialization through a research-oriented study program.
  • The question of overspecialization is certain to arise, particularly in areas.

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