Generalist



[jen-er-uh-list] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə lɪst/

noun
1.
a person whose knowledge, aptitudes, and skills are applied to a field as a whole or to a variety of different fields (opposed to ).
/ˈdʒɛnərəlɪst; ˈdʒɛnrə-/
noun
1.

2.
(ecology) an organism able to utilize many food sources and therefore able to flourish in many habitats Compare specialist (sense 3)
n.

1610s, from general (adj.) + -ist.

generalist gen·er·al·ist (jěn’ər-ə-lĭst)
n.
A physician whose practice is not oriented in a specific medical specialty but instead covers a variety of medical problems.

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