Definition of specialized in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈspeSHəˌlīzd/


1Requiring or involving detailed and specific knowledge or training: skilled treatment for these patients is very specialized
More example sentences
  • Most of these tasks may require weeks of training to develop the specialized skills required.
  • The school is the place where one teaches the knowledge, skills, and specialized competencies required to find a good job and be successful.
  • Because of the extensive specialized knowledge required, most individuals will retain the services of an arborist.
1.1Concentrating on a small area of a subject: periodicals have become more and more specialized
More example sentences
  • It is a book on a very specialized subject.
  • As editors gain experience with specialized subjects, they can move up in the hierarchy.
  • It is not a specialized subject matter.
1.2Designed for a particular purpose: specialized software
More example sentences
  • Blogs are online software tools that can be updated without specialized design software.
  • Most of our facilities weren't designed with specialized rooms for martial arts or yoga.
  • Each of these titles has a specialized purpose.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: spe·cial·ized

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.