Definition of specialist
- a specialist in disorders of the immune system
- a specialist in international law
- "What does Dr. James Mortimer, the man of science, ask of Sherlock Holmes, the specialist in crime?"
- —Arthur Conan Doyle
She consulted a marketing specialist when she decided to go into business.
He saw a specialist for his foot problem.
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: 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
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to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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