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"specialist" in British English

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specialistnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈspeʃ.əl.ɪst/
B2 someone who has a lot of ​experience, ​knowledge, or ​skill in a ​particularsubject: a ​software specialist She's a specialist inmodernFrenchliterature. specialist ​advice/​help (UK also consultant) a ​doctor who has ​specialtraining in and ​knowledge of a ​particulararea of ​medicine: She's a specialist inchildhoodillnesses. I've ​asked to be referred to a specialist about my back ​pain. a ​leadingcancer/​eye specialist

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(Definition of specialist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"specialist" in American English

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specialistnoun [C]

 us   /ˈspeʃ·ə·lɪst/
someone who ​limits his or her ​studying or ​work to a ​particulararea of ​knowledge, and who is an ​expert in that ​area: She’s a specialist in ​financialmanagement. A specialist is also a ​doctor who ​works in and ​knows a lot about one ​particulararea of ​medicine: an ​eye/​heart/​joint specialist
(Definition of specialist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"specialist" in Business English

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specialistnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈspeʃəlɪst/
someone who has a lot of ​experience, ​knowledge, or ​skill in a particular ​subject or ​businessarea: specialist in sth She is a specialist in ​financialservices and ​insurance.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET someone who ​works on a US ​stockmarket and ​buys and ​sellsshares in particular ​types of ​companies: Specialists on ​regionalexchanges sometimes have ​lowerdealingcosts than those in New York.

specialistadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈspeʃəlɪst/
having a lot of ​experience, ​knowledge, or ​skill in a particular ​subject or ​businessarea: The ​bank can give you specialist ​advice. It is always good to ​consult a specialist ​financialadviser. Five specialist ​firms are under ​investigation for allegedly interfering in the ​buying and ​selling of ​shares by ​investors.
(Definition of specialist from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “specialist”
in Arabic مُتَخَصِّص…
in Korean 전문가…
in Portuguese especialista…
in Catalan especialista…
in Japanese 専門家, スペシャリスト…
in Chinese (Simplified) 专家, 专业人员, 专科医生…
in Turkish uzman, mütehassıs…
in Russian специалист…
in Chinese (Traditional) 專家, 專業人員, 專科醫生…
in Italian specialista…
in Polish specjalist-a/ka…
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