nonspecialist

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noun non·spe·cial·ist \ ˌnän-ˈspe-sh(ə-)list \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of nonspecialist

plural nonspecialists
:a person who does not specialize in a particular occupation, practice, or branch of learning :a person who is not a specialist
  • The geometry text is clear enough for the nonspecialist to understand.
  • As always in his writing for nonspecialists, Mr. Gould draws clever connections to popular culture.
  • —James Gleick
  • often used before another noun
    • a presentation geared toward nonspecialist audiences

First Known Use of nonspecialist

1779


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