Definition of specialist
1 : one who specializes in a particular occupation, practice, or branch of learning
2 : an enlisted rank in the U.S. Army corresponding to the grade of corporal; also : any of several former enlisted ranks corresponding to the grades of sergeant through sergeant major
3 : an organism (as a bird) specialized especially in food or habitat
specialisticplay \ˌspe-shə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective
Examples of specialist in a sentence
She consulted a marketing specialist when she decided to go into business.
He saw a specialist for his foot problem.
First Known Use of specialist
SPECIALIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of specialist for English Language Learners
: a person who has special knowledge and skill relating to a particular job, area of study, etc.
: a doctor who deals with health problems that relate to a specific area of medicine
: a rank in the U.S. Army that is above the rank of private and below the rank of corporal
SPECIALIST Defined for Kids
Definition of specialist for Students
1 : a person who studies or works at a special occupation or branch of learning <a specialist in animal behavior> <an eye specialist>
2 : an enlisted person in the army with a rank similar to that of corporal
Medical Definition of specialist
: a medical practitioner whose practice is limited to a particular class of patients (as children) or of diseases (as skin diseases) or of technique (as surgery); especially : a physician who is qualified by advanced training and certification by a specialty examining board to so limit his or her practice
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