a person who is devoted to one subject or to one particular branch of a subject or pursuit.
a medical practitioner who devotes attention to a particular class of diseases, patients, etc.
U.S. Army. an enlisted person of one of four grades having technical or administrative duties, the grades corresponding to those of corporal through sergeant first class but not requiring the exercise of command.
Stock Exchange. a member of an exchange who buys and sells a single stock or a particular group of stocks in their own name or for other stockbrokers and thus helps maintain the market in those securities on that exchange.
- non·spe·cial·ist, noun, adjective
- pre·spe·cial·ist, noun
- sub·spe·cial·ist, noun
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How to use specialist in a sentence
To resolve its in-house challenges, the business created a team of dedicated search specialists to work side-by-side with its digital agency, Merkle.Case study: Schneider Electric’s digital transformation through centralized search | Evan Kent and Kimberly Dutcher | February 11, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
More advanced tech tipsHotkeys can also be useful, says Michelle Morgan, a disability specialist at Yale’s Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning.Online classes are difficult for the hard of hearing. Here’s how to fix that. | Eli Reiter | February 9, 2021 | Popular-Science
Some AI specialists have already shown it is possible on a much smaller scale.AI chat bots can bring you back from the dead, sort of | Dalvin Brown | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
A spokesman for the Army Reserve said Lynam, a medical specialist who joined in 2016, currently holds the rank of private first class in the service.The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government. | by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, and Lila Hassan and Karim Hajj, FRONTLINE | February 1, 2021 | ProPublica
If that doesn’t help, “you should probably be checking with your doctor or a sleep specialist,” Epstein says.Nap time is the new coffee break. Here’s how to make the most of it. | Galadriel Watson | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
I knew only that the hit was commissioned; the man who took the contract was a specialist.
Renowned livestock specialist and autism advocate Temple Grandin brought her unique intellect and wit to Reddit.The Most Inspiring Bits of Temple Grandin’s Reddit AMA | Emily Shire | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But at least one American logistics specialist has his doubts about the authenticity of the video's claims.ISIS Video: America’s Air Dropped Weapons Now in Our Hands | Josh Rogin | October 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Once, seeing Palmer reading Dr. Zhivago, teammate Steve Stone said, "It must be about an elbow specialist."
Without this specialist 24-hour care Ashya is at risk of additional health complications, which place him at substantial risk.Desperate Parents Arrested After Fleeing Britain For Other Treatment Options for Son in Europe | Barbie Latza Nadeau | September 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Were it possible to present the subject in detail, it would be tedious and unprofitable to all save the specialist.The Later Cave-Men | Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Although a capable specialist, as regards general culture and intelligence Ilia Petrovich had only a mediocre equipment.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
The first thing you must do now is to hire a first-class farmer and call in a tree specialist.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
Also, under the instructions of the specialist, they made an attempt to break the child of the "hoodaloo mungie" habit.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
That is the essential error of the specialist philosopher, the specialist teacher, the specialist publicist.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for specialist
a person who specializes in or devotes himself to a particular area of activity, field of research, etc
(as modifier): specialist knowledge
an enlisted rank in the US Army denoting technical qualifications that entitle the holder to a noncommissioned officer's pay
- specialistic, adjective
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