AskDefine | Define specialist

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1 an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning [syn: specializer, specialiser] [ant: Renaissance man]
2 practices one branch of medicine [syn: medical specialist]

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  1. someone who is an expert in, or devoted to, some specific branch of study or research
  2. a physician whose practice is limited to a particular branch of medicine or surgery
  3. (US Army) any of several noncommissioned ranks corresponding to that of corporal


Someone who is an expert or devoted to a particular area of study

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Extensive Definition

Specialist frequently refers to an expert in a profession. It can also mean:
specialist in Dutch: Specialist
specialist in German: Fachmann
specialist in Esperanto: Specialisto
specialist in Polish: Specialista
specialist in Portuguese: Especialista
specialist in Russian: Специалист
specialist in Slovenian: Specialec

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