specialized

adjective spe·cial·ized \ ˈspe-shə-ˌlīzd \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of specialized

1 : characterized by or exhibiting biological specialization; especially : highly differentiated especially in a particular direction or for a particular end
2 : designed, trained, or fitted for one particular purpose or occupation
  • specialized personnel

Examples of specialized in a Sentence

  1. specialized regions of the brain

  2. specialized gear for deep-sea fishing

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First Known Use of specialized

1852


SPECIALIZED Defined for English Language Learners

specialized

adjective

Definition of specialized for English Language Learners

  • : made or used for one particular purpose, job, place, etc.



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