Specialist - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspeʃəlɪst|  American pronunciation of the word specialist
Brit.  |ˈspɛʃ(ə)lɪst|  British pronunciation of the word specialist


- an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning (syn: specialiser, specializer)
- practices one branch of medicine


She consulted a marketing specialist when she decided to go into business.

He saw a specialist for his foot problem.

an attorney who is a specialist in banking law

She's a specialist in modern French literature.

He is a specialist in film theory and criticism.

He's a specialist in brain surgery.

You need specialist knowledge to do this job.

The equipment is complex and requires specialist knowledge to be repaired.

The choice of specialist subject is left entirely to the students.

The market for specialist academic books is pretty small.

University education is often parcelled up into specialist teaching units.

The doctors were stumped and had to call in a specialist.

The doctor will give you a referral to a specialist in your area.

refer a patient to a specialist

the insurance company says that you need a written referral from your physician before seeing a specialist

Word forms

singular: specialist
plural: specialists
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