Definition of general practitioner noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

general practitioner

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌdʒenrəl prækˈtɪʃənə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒenrəl prækˈtɪʃənər//
 
(also family practitioner)(abbreviation GP)(informal family doctor)(especially British English) Medical staff
 
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a doctor who is trained in general medicine and who treats patients in a local community rather than at a hospital See related entries: Medical staff
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