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noun specialization pronunciation in British English /ˌspeʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. [uncountable] the study of a particular part of a wider subject
    The course offers three areas of specialization – fine art, graphic design, and fashion.
    1. a.
      [countable] a particular part of a wider subject that someone studies especially thoroughly
      Applications for nurse specializations may be sent to the School of Nursing.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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