• 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

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