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English definition of “specialist”

specialist

noun [C]     /ˈspeʃ.əl.ɪst/
B2 someone who has a lot of experience , knowledge , or skill in a particular subject : a software specialist She's a specialist in modern French literature . specialist advice / help Experts and specialists (UK also consultant) a doctor who has special training in and knowledge of a particular area of medicine : She's a specialist in childhood illnesses . I've asked to be referred to a specialist about my back pain . a leading cancer / eye specialistDoctors and health workers generally
(Definition of specialist noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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