generalist

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noun gen·er·al·ist \ ˈjen-rə-list , ˈje-nə- \

Definition of generalist

:one whose skills, interests, or habits are varied or unspecialized

Examples of generalist in a Sentence

  1. The staff includes both generalists and specialists.

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First Known Use of generalist

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GENERALIST Defined for English Language Learners

generalist

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Definition of generalist for English Language Learners

  • : a person who knows something about a lot of subjects


Medical Dictionary

generalist

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noun gen·er·al·ist \ ˈjen-(ə-)rə-ləst \

medical Definition of generalist

:an individual whose skills or interests extend to several different medical fields; especially :general practitioner

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