specialist - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “specialist”

See all translations

specialist

noun [C]  us   /ˈspeʃ·ə·lɪst/
someone who limits his or her studying or work to a particular area of knowledge, and who is an expert in that area: She’s a specialist in financial management. A specialist is also a doctor who works in and knows a lot about one particular area of medicine: an eye/heart/joint specialist
Translations of “specialist”
in Korean 전문가…
in Arabic مُتَخَصِّص…
in Portuguese especialista…
in Catalan especialista…
in Japanese 専門家, スペシャリスト…
in Italian specialista…
in Chinese (Traditional) 專家, 專業人員, 專科醫生…
in Russian специалист…
in Turkish uzman, mütehassıs…
in Chinese (Simplified) 专家, 专业人员, 专科医生…
in Polish specjalist-a/ka…
(Definition of specialist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of specialist?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “specialist” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More