Definition of Overspecialize

1. Verb. Become overly specialized. "She overspecialized when she concentrated on verbs in Fijian"

Exact synonyms: Overspecialise
Generic synonyms: Narrow, Narrow Down, Specialise, Specialize



Definition of Overspecialize

1. Verb. To specialize to an excessive degree ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overspecialize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Literary usage of Overspecialize

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1. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association, Richard Rogers Bowker, Charles Ammi Cutter (1908)
"THERE is always question, of course, whether the specialist, be/he psychologist or librarian, does not overspecialize. What Dr. Hall has to say as to boys' ..."

2. Bulletin by Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (1904)
"To counteract the tendency to overspecialize by students taking technical courses, I would suggest that they be encouraged to devote some time to activities ..."

3. Junior-senior High School Administration by Charles Hughes Johnston, Jesse Homer Newton, Frank Gerald Pickell (1922)
"There was a tendency on the part of the pupil to overspecialize. In the second place, the faculty came to believe that some of these groups were unnatural. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Annual Conference by Australian Association for Research in Music Education Conference, New York State Science Teachers Association, Indiana Science Teachers' Association (1902)
"There is a tendency in the laboratory to focus too much attention on the minute, to overspecialize. Particularly is this true with the more conscientious ..."

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