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SPECIALISM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does specialism mean? 

SPECIALISM (noun)
  The noun SPECIALISM has 2 senses:

1. the concentration of your efforts on a particular field of study or occupation
2. the special line of work you have adopted as your career

  Familiarity information: SPECIALISM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPECIALISM (noun)


Sense 1specialism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The concentration of your efforts on a particular field of study or occupation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("specialism" is a kind of...):

absorption; concentration; engrossment; immersion (complete attention; intense mental effort)


Sense 2specialism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The special line of work you have adopted as your career

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

specialism; specialization; specialisation; speciality; specialty

Context example:

his specialization is gastroenterology

Hypernyms ("specialism" is a kind of...):

calling; career; vocation (the particular occupation for which you are trained)


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