- a person whose knowledge, aptitudes, and skills are applied to a field as a whole or to a variety of different fields (opposed to specialist).
Origin of generalist
Examples from the Web for generalist
Contemporary Examples of generalist
Finally if there is anything left over we can explore the possibility of outsourcing the task to a specialist or generalist.How To Create Your Own User Manual
February 18, 2014
You could be a generalist—a poet/mollusk scientist/seafarer/surgeon.A.J. Jacobs: How I Write
May 29, 2013
Historical Examples of generalist
Pleasure and recreation are the only things in which an individual should be a generalist.
When this nation of ours was born nearly every one was a generalist.
Be a generalist in pleasure and recreation, but not in business.
Woe to the specialist who is not a pretty fair generalist, and woe to the generalist who is not also a bit of a specialist.The Note-Books of Samuel Butler
Make the generalist think of himself in connection with large movements.Analyzing Character
Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
- a person who is knowledgeable in many fields of study
- (as modifier)a generalist profession
- ecology an organism able to utilize many food sources and therefore able to flourish in many habitatsCompare specialist (def. 3)
- A physician whose practice is not oriented in a specific medical specialty but instead covers a variety of medical problems.