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specialism

[spesh-uh-liz-uh m] /ˈspɛʃ əˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
devotion or restriction to a particular pursuit, branch of study, etc.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; special + -ism
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Examples for specialism
  • Computer vision is a deep, dark specialism with strange opportunities and constraints.
  • Today's car market is characterised by increasing specialism.
  • In an age of specialism, adult education helps adults understand their relationship to the whole.
British Dictionary definitions for specialism

specialism

/ˈspɛʃəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
the act or process of specializing in something, or the thing itself
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