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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Excessive specialization.

Usage examples (29)
  • She said there was a healthy shift away from what she described as the overspecialization of dancers in the
  • Also, my personal intuition and experience suggests that overspecialization is extremely dangerous.
  • That is, there is a huge monetary and social rewards to overspecialization.
  • Some sportswriters and myself have decried this overspecialization and complain. for more
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