Definitions for Specialistˈspɛʃ ə lɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

spe•cial•istˈspɛʃ ə lɪst(n.)

  1. a person devoted to one subject or to one particular branch of a subject or pursuit.

  2. a medical practitioner who deals only with a particular class of diseases, conditions, patients, etc.

  3. an enlisted person in the U.S. Army holding a rank equivalent to that of corporal through sergeant first class but not requiring exercise of command.

    Category: Military

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. specialist, specializer, specialiser(noun)

    an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning

  2. specialist, medical specialist(noun)

    practices one branch of medicine

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. specialist(noun)ˈspɛʃ ə lɪst

    sb who is an expert on a particular subject

    a specialist in sports medicine; an education specialist


  1. specialist(Noun)

    Someone who is an expert in, or devoted to, some specific branch of study or research.

  2. specialist(Noun)

    A physician whose practice is limited to a particular branch of medicine or surgery.

  3. specialist(Noun)

    Any of several non-commissioned ranks corresponding to that of corporal.

  4. specialist(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Specialist(noun)

    one who devotes himself to some specialty; as, a medical specialist, one who devotes himself to diseases of particular parts of the body, as the eye, the ear, the nerves, etc

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. specialist

    1. One who limits himself to his chosen mode of ignorance, and gets further into a bog than the man ahead of him. 2. A kind of hypnotic trance wherein a person by centering his gaze on a given object renders the object smaller in proportion as his illusion grows.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Specialist' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2746

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Specialist' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4096

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Specialist' in Nouns Frequency: #915

Anagrams of Specialist

  1. plasticise

Translations for Specialist

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who makes a very deep study of one branch of a subject or field

Dr Brown is a heart specialist.

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