a person who devotes himself or herself to one subject or to one particular branch of a subject or pursuit.
a medical practitioner who devotes attention to a particular class of diseases, patients, etc.
U.S. Army. an enlisted person of one of four grades having technical or administrative duties, the grades corresponding to those of corporal through sergeant first class but not requiring the exercise of command.
Stock Exchange. a member of an exchange who executes orders in his or her name or for other stockbrokers in a single stock or a particular group of stocks and thus helps maintain the market in those securities on that exchange.
a person who specializes in or devotes himself to a particular area of activity, field of research, etc
(as modifier): specialist knowledge
an enlisted rank in the US Army denoting technical qualifications that entitle the holder to a noncommissioned officer’s pay
(ecology) an organism that has special nutritional requirements and lives in a restricted habitat that provides these Compare generalist
specialist spe·cial·ist (spěsh’ə-lĭst)
A physician whose practice is limited to a particular branch of medicine or surgery, especially one who is certified by a board of physicians.
[spesh-uh-lis-tik] /ˌspɛʃ əˈlɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to or characteristic of specialists or specialism.
- Specialist registrar
noun 1. a hospital doctor senior to a house officer but junior to a consultant, specializing in medicine (medical specialist registrar), surgery (surgical specialist registrar), or some subspeciality of either
[spe-syah-lee-tey duh la mey-zawn] /spɛ syɑ li teɪ də la meɪˈzɔ̃/ noun, French. 1. the specialty of the house (used in referring to the most important dish served by a restaurant).
noun, plural specialities. Chiefly British. 1. specialty. noun (pl) -ties 1. a special interest or skill 2. a service or product specialized in, as at a restaurant: roast beef was a speciality of the house (as modifier): a speciality dish 3. a special or distinguishing feature or characteristic