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gen·er·al·ist

 (jĕn′ər-ə-lĭst)
n.
1. One who has broad general knowledge and skills in several areas.
2. A species whose members are able to live in a wide variety of habitats or consume a wide variety of foods.

gen′er·al·ist adj.

generalist

(ˈdʒɛnərəlɪst; ˈdʒɛnrə-)
n
1.
a. a person who is knowledgeable in many fields of study
b. (as modifier): a generalist profession.
2. (Biology) ecology an organism able to utilize many food sources and therefore able to flourish in many habitats. Compare specialist3

gen•er•al•ist

(ˈdʒɛn ər ə lɪst)

n.
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).
[1605–15]

generalist

a person who has knowledge, aptitude, or skill in a variety of areas, as contrasted with a specialist.
See also: Skill and Craft
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.generalist - a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests; "a statistician has to be something of a generalist"
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
specialiser, specialist, specializer - an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
Translations

generalist

nGeneralist(in) m(f)
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