American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who has broad general knowledge and skills in several areas.
- n. A person with a broad general knowledge, especially one with more than superficial knowledge in several areas and the ability to combine ideas from diverse fields.
- n. medicine A general practitioner.
- n. ecology Species which can thrive in a wide variety of environmental conditions.
- n. a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests
“If you're down here as a smart college graduate looking for what I call a generalist job in a corporate training program, that's going to be harder to find," Hines said, adding that these positions could be created once the niche areas grow.”
“I am what you call a "generalist" - I can't do everything all on my own, but I "bring the pieces of the puzzle together" by "[advising website owners] on the breadth of challenges they face". at 4: 21 pm”
“I’d hoped they could match me up with a precog for the rest of my training, but Sandra was what was called a generalist.”
“They're a species we call a generalist, so they are able to exploit the habitats that are available, even in close proximity to humans. ”
“A synthesizing generalist, which is an apt description of most great for-profit investors, does not have the domain expertise to create social impact business models.”
“That may be the first time I've ever been called a generalist without a sneer in the tone.”
“If, on the other hand, the firm wants to become a volume-driven player—that is, a generalist on the order of PaperMate, Bic, and Scripto—it must recognize that its effort to climb out of the ditch will be immediately opposed by the #3 incumbent, if not all the fullline generalists.”
“Jeremy is a self-professed creative generalist, which is kind of a bullshit way of saying”
“Here are the top five reasons why being a "jack of all trades," what I prefer to call a "generalist," is making a comeback:”
“Or can find enough in common between disciplines to make something like the JVWR and/or a "generalist" blog like this one make sense?”
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