What does specialist mean?

Definitions for specialist
ˈspɛʃ ə lɪstspe·cial·ist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. specialist, specializer, specialisernoun

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

  2. specialist, medical specialistnoun

    practices one branch of medicine


  1. specialistnoun

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

  2. specialistnoun

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

  3. specialistnoun

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

  4. specialistadjective



  1. specialist

    A specialist is a person who is highly skilled in, deeply knowledgeable about, or concentrated on a specific area or subject. They are often qualified or certified through extensive training, education or significant experiences in their particular field. A specialist can exist in various fields or industries such as medicine, law, business, academia, technology among others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Specialistnoun

    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.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

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

  3. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of specialist in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of specialist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of specialist in a Sentence

  1. Arif Kamal:

    There's just so many components to this where, for one population it's about lack of HPV vaccination uptake, and for another population, it's really about chemotherapy resistance, lack of access to specialist care and probably a changed biology, what you have here, in one cancer, is all the different types of disparities one could think of, kind of enmeshed into one space.

  2. Brie Larson:

    I had to stay out of the sun to get rather pale, i went on a restrictive diet ... and worked with a trauma specialist to talk about how the brain would organize itself around the sexual abuse and being trapped in a room that long but it didn't stick to me.

  3. Miami Gardens:

    The Hard Rock stadium entertainment campus in Miami Gardens exists to host the biggest global events to benefit the entire greater Miami Gardens region and Formula One racing is as big as Formula One racing gets, we have worked with specialist designers to create a racetrack that we, Formula One and the FIA believe will provide great racing.

  4. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dr. John H. Watson, referring to Sherlock Holmes, in "A Scandal in Bohemia":

    The stage lost a fine actor, just as science lost an acute reasoner, when he became a specialist in crime.

  5. Endre Balogh:

    The man we call a specialist today was formerly called a man with a one-track mind.

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    A gloat
    B lucubrate
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