Definitions for generalistˈdʒɛn ər ə lɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gen•er•al•istˈdʒɛn ər ə lɪst(n.)

  1. a person whose knowledge, aptitudes, and skills are applied to a field as a whole or to a variety of different fields

    Ref: (opposed to specialist ).

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Renaissance man, generalist(noun)

    a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests

    "a statistician has to be something of a generalist"


  1. generalist(Noun)

    A person with a broad general knowledge, especially one with more than superficial knowledge in several areas and the ability to combine ideas from diverse fields.

  2. generalist(Noun)

    A general practitioner.

  3. generalist(Noun)

    Species which can thrive in a wide variety of environmental conditions.

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