• WordNet 3.6
    • v specialise evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment
    • v specialise become more focus on an area of activity or field of study "She specializes in Near Eastern history"
    • v specialise suit to a special purpose "specialize one's research","this kind of beak has become specialized in certain Galapagos finches"
    • v specialise be specific about "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"
    • v specialise devote oneself to a special area of work "She specializes in honey bees","This baker specializes in French bread"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Specialise to make specifically distinct, to limit to a particular kind of action or use
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In literature:

At the same time his views on the specialisation of training are far from extreme.
"Sir John French" by Cecil Chisholm
His general collection became so large that he parted with it in 1877, and then specialised in Australians.
"Stamp Collecting as a Pastime" by Edward J. Nankivell
Hunter specialised in chemistry, and had done no examination papers.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
The ancient instinct still had its power, but he was curiously awakening to a slackening of the bonds which caused a man to specialise.
"Robin" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
They are not specialised types like the Old Army.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
But a heavy price has to be paid for the growth of these specialised faculties.
"What Is and What Might Be" by Edmond Holmes
That which I have ventured to term specialisation and neglect is a great and important feature in anthropology.
"Folklore as an Historical Science" by George Laurence Gomme
But, when Roman law has advanced a little, both the name and the idea have become specialised.
"Ancient Law" by Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
Do you specialise in practice or do you consider propositions of various kinds?
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
He specialised in the arts and intrigues of espionage.
"Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S." by Percy F. Westerman
We shall see other instances of such localisation or specialisation of general legends.
"Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales" by Various
In our age, for various reasons (social, commercial, economic), the specialised and purely pictorial painter is dominant.
"Arts and Crafts Essays" by Various
Such highly specialised and abnormal forms as the Bats might be supposed to be modern.
"The Chain of Life in Geological Time" by Sir J. William Dawson
One of these circumstances was the specialisation of the learning of the time.
"Education in England in the Middle Ages" by Albert William Parry
Specialisation in its inevitable course has caused a separation of Old Testament and New Testament studies.
"The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation" by Ernst Von Dobschutz
He grew more and more contented to specialise there.
"Second String" by Anthony Hope
For I know that my choice is based upon specialised knowledge which the majority of French people cannot acquire.
"The Letters of a Post-Impressionist" by Vincent Van Gogh
That is, it has the signature of a specialised instinct.
"Human Animals" by Frank Hamel
He became a somewhat well-known figure in Fleet Street, specialising more or less upon foreign politics.
"Whither Thou Goest" by William Le Queux
The abdominal opening no doubt also became specialised.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour

In news:

Killen Specialising in Barbie Collectibles & Fashion doll Magazines, located in Germany, Europe.
British writer, specialising in travel, trends and reportage.
Archaeal and bacterial ammonia-oxidisers in soil: the quest for niche specialisation and differentiation.
Spool 's new facility has been designed by acoustic and studio design consultancy White Mark Ltd, which specialises in creating production facilities for music recording and the film and television industries.
Herøy-based shipping company orders a specialised live fish transport vessel from Havyard Ship Technology's yard in Leirvik, Norway.
A little-known group of technicians specialise in so-called gadget teardowns, where they rip open devices and then scrutinise every widget within.
Digital TV Labs, which provides independent, specialised receiver conformance products and services, has today announced that it is the first HbbTV test centre officially registered by the HbbTV Consortium.
However, a researcher or specialist developing new techniques, or applying new techniques, relies on handbooks providing overviews and the status of specialised fields.
Around the corner at 7 Rua Garrett, Paris em Lisboa is a wood-fronted shop dating back to 1888, specialising in linen.
This was especially the case in various specialised digital services, such as search and social, where Carat can now claim to have greater staff resource than rival networks .
She is now providing a variety of specialised pastries for Po'Shines and its sister operation Po'shettes in St Johns, as well as custom baked goods to order.
Land Rover is a British car manufacturer with its headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom which specialises in four-wheel-drive vehicles.
The Highland Wildlife Park specialises in Scottish animal species, both past and present, and species that are well adapted to cold weather.

In science:

For any subcategory C of Db (A), we set SuppA C = [M ∈C This is a specialisation closed subset of Spec R, as each SuppA M is closed.
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
Recall that a collection V of closed homogeneous irreducible subvarieties of VG is specialisation closed if V ∈ V , W ⊆ V ⇒ W ∈ V .
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
The thick subcategories of stmod(kG) are in bijection with subsets of VG (k) that are closed under specialisation.
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
Under this bijection, a specialisation closed subset V ⊆ VG (k) corresponds to the ful l subcategory consisting of those finitely generated kG-modules M with the property that every irreducible component of VG (M ) is an element of V .
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
The specialisation closure of a subset U of Spec R is the set cl U = {p ∈ Spec R | there exists q ∈ U with q ⊆ p}.
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
The subset U is specialisation closed if cl U = U ; equivalently, if U is a union of Zariski closed subsets of Spec R.
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
For each specialisation closed subset V of Spec R, we define the full subcategory of T of V -torsion objects as follows: TV = {X ∈ T | Hom∗ T (C, X )p = 0 for all C ∈ Tc , p ∈ Spec R \ V }.
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
For any specialisation closed subsets V and W of Spec R such that V \ W = {p} there are natural isomorphisms LW ΓV ∼= Γp ∼= ΓV LW .
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
This set coincides with min(suppR M ), for SuppR M is the specialisation closure of suppR M ; see Lemma A.15.
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
Using this, we get ΓV X ∼= X ⊗ ΓV 1, LV X ∼= X ⊗ LV 1, ΓpX ∼= X ⊗ Γp Here, V is a specialisation closed subset and p is a point in Spec R.
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
An equivalent condition is that ΓV X ∈ LocT (ΓpX | p ∈ suppR X ) for any specialisation closed subset V of Spec R; see [12, Theorem 3.1]. (S2) ΓpT is minimal for each p ∈ suppR T.
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
They are in some sense the simplest asymptotically flat solutions which exhibit gravitational radiation, albeit of a fairly specialised nature.
Apparent Horizons in Vacuum Robinson-Trautman Spacetimes
Also, we are mainly interested in G Abelian and specialise to this case from now on.
New approach to octonions and cayley algebras
We can straightforwardly adopt Step 1 from the proof of Lemma 3, where we have reduced the problem to the evaluation a polynomial determinant, since we have not even specialised the coordinates of the fixed rhombus (x, y) there.
Enumeration of rhombus tilings of a hexagon which contain a fixed rhombus in the centre
The previous results were obtained by specialising to linear evolution of the density contrast in an Einstein-de Sitter universe.
Weak Gravitational Lensing