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  • n  (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function
  • n  the act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose
  • n  the special line of work you have adopted as your career

  • Adam Smith of course wrote in his book many things about the "Wealth of A Nation (the concept of specialisation for example being pivotal for productivity and growth).

  • Vladimir Zhirinovsky in Reuters UK
    Lugovoy will work in a committee close to his specialisation. It will be probably the security committee, probably as a deputy head,said Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the head of the nationalist LDPR party.
  • Russell Ciochon in NEWS.com.au
    Pandas are very unique bears - the only bear species that is known to exist on a wholly vegetarian diet,said Dr Ciochon. "The evolution of this unique dietary specialisation probably took millions of years to refine. Our new discovery...
  • Julie Bishop in The Age
    The era of universities being forced into a one-size-fits-all model is now over,Ms Bishop said. "These reforms will allow more world-class universities to emerge and encourage : specialisation."

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