specialization

Definitions

  • A Special 4-Rail Transfer Truck
    A Special 4-Rail Transfer Truck
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n specialization the special line of work you have adopted as your career "his specialization is gastroenterology"
    • n specialization the act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose
    • n specialization (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function "cell differentiation in the developing embryo"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A Special 2-Rail Flexible Transfer Truck A Special 2-Rail Flexible Transfer Truck
A Special Transfer Car for handling Stave Bolt Trucks A Special Transfer Car for handling Stave Bolt Trucks
Church buildings ... special attention Church buildings ... special attention

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Australia has had stamps that actually look like gems. In 1995 and 1996 they used a special technology to make the stamps look like diamonds and opals.
    • Specialization The act of specializing, or the state of being spezialized.
    • Specialization (Biol) The setting apart of a particular organ for the performance of a particular function.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A seagull can drink salt water because it has special glands that filter out the salt
    • n specialization The act or process of specializing; a making or fixing of special differences or requirements; differentiation.
    • n specialization The state of being or becoming specialized; a condition of fixed or developed differentiation, as of parts, organs, or individuals, with reference to form, appearance, function, etc.
    • n specialization In biology, that evolutionary process whereby parts or organs primitively indifferent or of common character become differentiated in form or function (usually in both); also, the result of such process or course of development; adaptive modification. The most exact synonym is differentiation (which see). It is common to say differentiation of structure, but specialization of function, giving to the former word a morphological and to the latter a physiological significance. Since, however, change of form almost always implies change in use of the parts thus modified in adaptation to different purposes, the two words come to the same thing in the end, and may be interchanged. The whole course of biological evolution is from the most general to some particular form and function, or from that which is simple, primitive, indifferent, and low in the scale of organization to that which is a complex of particulars and thus highly organized. Such specialization is expressed both in the structure of any of the higher animals and plants, regarded as wholes to be compared with other wholes, and in the structure of their several parts, organs, or tissues, compared with one another in the same animal or plant, and compared with the corresponding parts, organs, or tissues in different animals and plants. The actual ways in which or means by which specialization is known or supposed to be effected are among the broadest problems in biology. See biological matter under evolution, Darwinism, selection, survival, variation, species, protoplasm, morphology, homology, analogy, heredity, environment, and words of like bearing on the points in question.
    • n specialization Also spelled specialisation.
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Quotations

  • David Ben-Gurion
    David Ben-Gurion
    “Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought no to be feared.”
  • Les Brown
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    “Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.”
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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    “To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.”
  • Sugar Ray Leonard
    Sugar Ray Leonard
    “I want to be great, something special.”
  • Gaston Bachelard
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    “A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.”
  • Derek Walcott
    Derek Walcott
    “The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.”

Usage

In literature:

Bunyan ever after considered himself as having been saved from death by the special interference of Providence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Hearing, therefore, is the only special sense which is not active at this time.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
I appeal to your highness, therefore, in order to commend him to your special care.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
We started special schools and special rooms for those subnormal, retarded, slow, or specially difficult to manage.
"The Family and it's Members" by Anna Garlin Spencer
She's to be my special property, my Prairie Rose!
"For the Sake of the School" by Angela Brazil
She is simply the 'beloved one' of the sun-deity, with no special character of her own.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
But special conditions produce special methods.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
In all his previous and numerous illnesses I had never dreamt that any special one was fatal.
"Seen and Unseen" by E. Katharine Bates
Special attention should be paid to cleaning the chamber of the pistol, using the soda solution.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
All that is needed is a special electrode for introduction into the bowel and an ordinary roller electrode.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
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In poetry:

When sent to tell some story
That words cannot express,
Are fraught with special glory
And richest tenderness.
"The Unwritten Letter" by Jared Barhite
The sun gives not directly
The coal, the diamond crown;
Not in a special basket
Are these from Heaven let down.
"Sunshine" by Vachel Lindsay
O little friends, I most rejoice
When I hear the drums
As the Circus comes,--
So Summer-time's my special choice.
"A Masque Of The Seasons" by James Whitcomb Riley
Perhaps to no other vision
Could the scene be just the same,
For blendings in the picture
Had on me a special claim.
"A Picture" by Jared Barhite
And, seeking not for special signs
Of favor, is content to fall
Within the providence which shines
And rains on all.
"The Hermit of Thebaid" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But up amang the unco guid
There rase a murmurin won'er:
"This is a deemis want o' heed,
The man's a special sinner!"
"Godly Ballants" by George MacDonald

In news:

Jesse Beals / Special to the Kitsap Sun Carolyn Milander speaks at the Bainbridge High School commencement ceremony Saturday.
The chamber's own president, Scott Hunter, was named " Achiever of the Year" during a special luncheon last Thursday.
Erik Holladay Special to Mlive.com Connecticut's Nick William's gets taken down by Western Michigan's Paul Hazel, left, and Rontavious Atkins during a game earlier this season.
FROM THE SPECIAL REPORT, CYBERSECURITY RISING.
Latinos across the nation and in Connecticut woke up feeling a bit special Wednesday morning.
The HSSM will be running specials on adoptions throughout the day for Black Friday AMANDA MCCOY — SUN HERALD.
Saturday was National Adoption Day, and in celebration, dozens of children across the metro were adopted in special ceremonies.
This is a special weekend, and Monday is a special day, for working people throughout the United States.
Special batboy boosts Cincinnati's special season.
It reminds us that we live in a special place, with special people who overcome the odds, work hard to find solutions to problems and generously give of their time and energy.
" But,if you are in a relationship, you are required to do something special for that "special someone.
If you can't make it to the shops or special events, Monnier also caters parties and special events.
So, the other morning, we had a special guest in on the Sean & Richie Show: Kaila Horton, from the Special Olympics of New York.
View full size Special to the Sunbeam Artist Emile Klein will discuss is work at a special presentation at the Old Courthouse in Salem on Thursday.
Along with special treats for the facility's guests, a special screening of Disney's.
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In science:

In particular, a branch point that is special for [[ρ, Σj [[ and an element of [[ρ, Σj ′ [[ for some j ′ < j may not be special for [[ρ, Σj ′ [[.
Restricted exchangeable partitions and embedding of associated hierarchies in continuum random trees
The significance of this time is that up to this time, all branch points that are special in (T ; Σi , i ∈ N) will also be special in (T ; Σi , i ∈ [n]), but this fails afterwards.
Restricted exchangeable partitions and embedding of associated hierarchies in continuum random trees
Recall that W is said to be closed under specialization (or specialization-closed) if p ∈ W and p ⊆ q ∈ Spec(R) imply q ∈ W .
Abstract local cohomology functors
If {Wλ | λ ∈ Λ} is a set of specialization-closed subsets of Spec(R), then Tλ Wλ and Sλ Wλ are also closed under specialization.
Abstract local cohomology functors
W ′ = [{W ⊆ Spec(R) | W is specialization closed and W ∩ V (J ) = V (I + J )}, we can see that W ′ is also closed under specialization, and clearly it is the largest among such subsets.
Abstract local cohomology functors
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