• IPA: /ˈspɛʃəlɪst/


  1. (British) Specialised.

specialist (plural specialists)

  1. Someone who is an expert in, or devoted to, some specific branch of study or research.
    Synonyms: aficionado, enthusiast, connoisseur
  2. (medicine) A physician whose practice is limited to a particular branch of medicine or surgery.
    Hypernyms: Thesaurus:physician
  3. (US, military) Any of several non-commissioned ranks corresponding to that of corporal.
  4. An organism that is specialized for a particular environment.
    The tree Lepidothamnus laxifolius is a high alpine specialist found in high-altitude bog communities and in scrub.
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