from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who is devoted to a particular occupation or branch of study or research: "Specialists . . . tend to think in grooves” ( Elaine Morgan).
- n. A physician whose practice is limited to a particular branch of medicine or surgery, especially one who is certified by a board of physicians: a specialist in oncology.
- n. Any of several noncommissioned ranks in the U.S. Army that correspond to that of corporal through sergeant first class.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Specialised.
- n. Someone who is an expert in, or devoted to, some specific branch of study or research.
- n. A physician whose practice is limited to a particular branch of medicine or surgery.
- n. Any of several non-commissioned ranks corresponding to that of corporal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who devotes himself to some specialty
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who devotes himself to a particular branch of a profession, science, or art; one who has a special knowledge of some particular subject: thus, ophthalmologists, neurologists, or gynecologists are specialists in medicine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
- n. practices one branch of medicine
specialize + -ist (Wiktionary)