Definition of specialist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈspeʃəlɪst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspeʃəlɪst//
    Medical staff
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  1. 1  a person who is an expert in a particular area of work or study a specialist in Japanese history
  2. 2  a doctor who has specialized in a particular area of medicine a cancer specialist You need to see a specialist. See related entries: Medical staff
  3. compare generalist
    Wordfindercure, doctor, examine, medicine, patient, practice, prescribe, receptionist, specialist, surgeon Wordfindercardiologist, dermatologist, gynaecologist, neurologist, obstetrician, ophthalmologist, paediatrician, psychiatrist, radiologist, specialistExtra examples He went to see a cancer specialist. She is a specialist in children’s literature. She is a specialist in eighteenth-century English painting. The book is written by P.H. Reaney, a noted specialist in the field. The book is written by a noted specialist in the field. They brought in an outside specialist to install the computer system. a leading cancer specialist a new generation of computer security specialists a rural-development specialist a specialist on the history of this city A team of legal specialists were employed to work on the case. He’s a noted specialist in his field. I was sent to see a specialist at the local hospital. Specialists believe that this condition is genetic. a cancer/​ear/​eye/​heart specialist

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