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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.


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