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spe·cial·ist

 (spĕsh′ə-lĭst)
n.
1. One who is devoted to a particular occupation or branch of study or research: "Specialists ... tend to think in grooves" (Elaine Morgan).
2. A physician whose practice is limited to a particular branch of medicine or surgery, especially one who is certified by a board of physicians: a specialist in oncology.
3. Any of several noncommissioned ranks in the US Army that correspond to that of corporal through sergeant first class.
4. A species with narrow habitat or food requirements: specialists that feed only on carrion.

spe′cial·ist, spe′cial·is′tic adj.

specialist

(ˈspɛʃəlɪst)
n
1.
a. a person who specializes in or devotes himself or herself to a particular area of activity, field of research, etc
b. (as modifier): specialist knowledge.
2. (Military) an enlisted rank in the US Army denoting technical qualifications that entitle the holder to a noncommissioned officer's pay
3. (Biology) ecology an organism that has special nutritional requirements and lives in a restricted habitat that provides these. Compare generalist
ˌspecialˈistic adj

spe•cial•ist

(ˈspɛʃ ə lɪst)

n.
1. a person devoted to one subject or to one particular branch of a subject or pursuit.
2. a medical practitioner who deals only with a particular class of diseases, conditions, patients, etc.
3. an enlisted person in the U.S. Army holding a rank equivalent to that of corporal through sergeant first class but not requiring exercise of command.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.specialist - an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learningspecialist - an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
enologist, fermentologist, oenologist - a specialist in wine making
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
attache - a specialist assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission
canonist - a specialist in canon law
criminologist - a specialist in criminology
crystallographer - a specialist in crystallography
dietician, dietitian, nutritionist - a specialist in the study of nutrition
educationalist, educationist - a specialist in the theory of education
fingerprint expert, fingerprint man, fingerprint specialist - a specialist in identifying fingerprints
Germanist - a specialist in the study of Germanic language or culture or literature
graphic designer, designer - someone who specializes in graphic design
graphologist, handwriting expert - a specialist in inferring character from handwriting
decorator, designer, house decorator, interior decorator, interior designer, room decorator - a person who specializes in designing architectural interiors and their furnishings
limnologist - a specialist in the study of freshwater ponds and lakes
meteorologist - a specialist who studies processes in the earth's atmosphere that cause weather conditions
oculist, optometrist - a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses
orientalist - a specialist in oriental subjects
Teutonist - a specialist in the history of the Teutonic people or language (especially with respect to the Teutonic influence on the history of England)
arborist, tree surgeon - a specialist in treating damaged trees
generalist, Renaissance man - 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"
2.specialist - practices one branch of medicinespecialist - practices one branch of medicine  
anaesthetist, anesthesiologist, anesthetist - a specialist who administers an anesthetic to a patient before he is treated
baby doctor, paediatrician, pediatrician, pediatrist - a specialist in the care of babies
cardiologist, heart specialist, heart surgeon - a specialist in cardiology; a specialist in the structure and function and disorders of the heart
chiropodist, foot doctor, podiatrist - a specialist in care for the feet
dermatologist, skin doctor - a doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin
diagnostician, pathologist - a doctor who specializes in medical diagnosis
diplomate - medical specialist whose competence has been certified by a diploma granted by an appropriate professional group
doc, doctor, physician, Dr., MD, medico - a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
ear doctor, ear specialist, otologist - a physician who specializes in the ear and its diseases
embryologist - a physician who specializes in embryology
endocrinologist - physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the endocrine system
ear-nose-and-throat doctor, ENT man, otolaryngologist, otorhinolaryngologist, rhinolaryngologist - a specialist in the disorders of the ear or nose or throat
geriatrician, gerontologist - a specialist in gerontology
gynaecologist, gynecologist, woman's doctor - a specialist in gynecology
haematologist, hematologist - a doctor who specializes in diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
hygienist - a medical specialist in hygiene
internist - a specialist in internal medicine
brain doctor, neurologist - a medical specialist in the nervous system and the disorders affecting it
accoucheur, obstetrician - a physician specializing in obstetrics
oncologist - a specialist in oncology
eye doctor, ophthalmologist, oculist - a medical doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye
orthopaedist, orthopedist - a specialist in correcting deformities of the skeletal system (especially in children)
orthoptist - a specialist in orthoptics
proctologist - a doctor specializing in diseases of the rectum and anus
head-shrinker, psychiatrist, shrink - a physician who specializes in psychiatry
radiographer - a person who makes radiographs
radiologist, radiotherapist - a medical specialist who uses radioactive substances and X-rays in the treatment of disease
rheumatologist - a physician specializing in rheumatic diseases
urologist - a specialist in urology

specialist

noun expert, authority, professional, master, consultant, guru, buff (informal), whizz (informal), connoisseur, boffin (Brit. informal), hotshot (informal), wonk (informal), maven (U.S.), fundi (S. African) a specialist in diseases of the nervous system
Translations
إخْتِصاصي، مُخْتَصمُتَخَصِّصمُسْتَشَار
specialista
specialistrådgiver
asiantuntijaerikoislääkärikonsultti
konzultantspecijalist
specialista
sérfræîingur
専門家熟練者顧問医
전문가컨설턴트
specialiststrokovnjak
konsultspecialist
ผู้เชี่ยวชาญผู้ให้คำปรึกษา
chuyên gianhà tư vấn

specialist

[ˈspeʃəlɪst]
A. Nespecialista mf
heart specialist (Med) → especialista mf del corazón
B. ADJespecializado
that's specialist workeso es trabajo especializado
specialist knowledgeconocimientos mpl especializados

specialist

[ˈspɛʃəlɪst]
nspécialiste mf
a specialist in sth → un spécialiste de qch
heart specialist → cardiologue mf
modif [advice, knowledge, training, equipment, retailer, shop, staff, teachers] → spécialisé(e)

specialist

nSpezialist(in) m(f), → Fachmann m, → Fachfrau f(in für); (Med) → Facharzt m/-ärztin f; a specialist in tropical diseasesein Facharzt or Spezialist für Tropenkrankheiten
adj attrFach-; specialist dictionaryFach- or Spezialwörterbuch nt; it’s specialist workdazu braucht man einen Fachmann

specialist

[ˈspɛʃəlɪst]
1. nspecialista m/f
a heart specialist (Med) → un cardiologo
2. adj (teacher) → specializzato/a; (dictionary) → specialistico/a; (knowlege, work) → da specialista

special

(ˈspeʃəl) adjective
1. out of the ordinary; un-usual or exceptional. a special occasion; a special friend.
2. appointed, arranged, designed etc for a particular purpose. a special messenger; a special tool for drilling holes.
noun
something which is special. There's a special (= a special train) due through here at 5.20.
ˈspecialist noun
a person who makes a very deep study of one branch of a subject or field. Dr Brown is a heart specialist.
speciality (speʃiˈəti) , (American) specialty (ˈspeʃəlti) plurals speciˈalities, ~ˈspecialties noun
1. a special product for which one is well-known. Brown bread is this baker's speciality.
2. a special activity, or subject about which one has special knowledge. His speciality is physics.
ˈspecialize, ˈspecialise verb
(usually with in) go give one's attention (to), work (in), or study (a particular job, subject etc). He specializes in fixing computers.
ˌspecialiˈzation, ˌspecialiˈsation noun
ˈspecialized, ˈspecialised adjective
(of knowledge, skills etc) of the accurate detailed kind obtained by specializing.
ˈspecially adverb
1. with one particular purpose. I picked these flowers specially for you; a splendid cake, specially made for the occasion.
2. particularly; exceptionally. He's a nice child, but not specially clever.

specialist

مُتَخَصِّص, مُسْتَشَار specialista rådgiver, specialist Berater, Spezialist εμπειρογνώμονας, σύμβουλος asesor, especialista asiantuntija, konsultti consultant, spécialiste konzultant, specijalist consulente, specialista 専門家, 顧問医 전문가, 컨설턴트 consultant, specialist konsulent, spesialist doradca, specjalista consultor, especialista консультант, специалист konsult, specialist ผู้เชี่ยวชาญ, ผู้ให้คำปรึกษา danışman, uzman chuyên gia, nhà tư vấn 专家, 顾问

spe·cial·ist

n. especialista.

specialist

n especialista mf; heart (liver, etc.) especialista del corazón (hígado, etc.); infectious disease — infectólogo -ga mf, especialista mf en enfermedades infecciosas; — in allergies (immunology, etc.) especialista en alergias (inmunología, etc.)
References in classic literature ?
There is a phrase which has grown so common in the world's mouth that it has come to seem to have sense and meaning -- the sense and meaning implied when it is used; that is the phrase which refers to this or that or the other nation as possibly being "capable of self- government"; and the implied sense of it is, that there has been a nation somewhere, some time or other which WASN'T capable of it -- wasn't as able to govern itself as some self-appointed specialists were or would be to govern it.
But it has all the immeasurable advantages that come from long experience, immense bulk, the most highly skilled specialists, and an abundance of capital.
As it was, he impressed himself professionally on Europe to an extent that made his comparative personal obscurity, and the failure of Oxford to do justice to his eminence, a puzzle to foreign specialists in his subject.
Among them were college presidents, leading scientists and men of letters, and specialists in many subjects.
Why, I've spent more money in a single night on whiskey than would get the best specialists and pay all the expenses of a dozen cases like your brother's.
You need the skilled teachers, the specialists in the art of imparting knowledge.
He had studied the question of dual personality probably more profoundly than any half dozen of the leading specialists in that intricate and mysterious psychological field.
Similar questions had vexed him from infancy, and at Oxford he had learned to say that the importance of human beings has been vastly overrated by specialists.
It was good that men should be specialists, I mused.
But I have confided my case to a strangely able man,-- a man who had known Moreau, and seemed half to credit my story; a mental specialist,--and he has helped me mightily, though I do not expect that the terror of that island will ever altogether leave me.
I am no specialist in mineralogy, and I went on down a very ruinous aisle running parallel to the first hall I had entered.
Moreover, it was, as it were, an accepted idea among us that Zverkov was a specialist in regard to tact and the social graces.