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specialist

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a person who has a lot of training, knowledge, or skill in a particular area
  • She was a specialist in chemical engineering with many years of experience.

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specialist

adjective
variants: or specialistic

Synonyms & Antonyms of specialist (Entry 2 of 2)

involving, related to, or being special skills or knowledge needed to do a particular job
  • The job requires specialist knowledge.

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The first known use of specialist was in 1836

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“Specialist.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/specialist. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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