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SPECIALIST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does specialist mean? 

SPECIALIST (noun)
  The noun SPECIALIST has 2 senses:

1. an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
2. practices one branch of medicine

  Familiarity information: SPECIALIST used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPECIALIST (noun)


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Meaning:

An expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

specialiser; specialist; specializer

Hypernyms ("specialist" is a kind of...):

expert (a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "specialist"):

enologist; fermentologist; oenologist (a specialist in wine making)

arborist; tree surgeon (a specialist in treating damaged trees)

Teutonist (a specialist in the history of the Teutonic people or language (especially with respect to the Teutonic influence on the history of England))

orientalist (a specialist in oriental subjects)

oculist; optometrist (a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses)

meteorologist (a specialist who studies processes in the earth's atmosphere that cause weather conditions)

limnologist (a specialist in the study of freshwater ponds and lakes)

decorator; designer; house decorator; interior decorator; interior designer; room decorator (a person who specializes in designing architectural interiors and their furnishings)

graphologist; handwriting expert (a specialist in inferring character from handwriting)

Germanist (a specialist in the study of Germanic language or culture or literature)

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)

Antonym:

generalist (a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests)


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Meaning:

Practices one branch of medicine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

medical specialist; specialist

Hypernyms ("specialist" is a kind of...):

doc; doctor; Dr.; MD; medico; physician (a licensed medical practitioner)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "specialist"):

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; oculist; ophthalmologist (a medical doctor specializing in the 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)

hygienist (a medical specialist in hygiene)

haematologist; hematologist (a doctor who specializes in diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs)

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)

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)

anaesthetist; anesthesiologist; anesthetist (a specialist who administers an anesthetic to a patient before he is treated)


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