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  • n. Plural form of generalist.


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  • Those that remain generalists (even the best amongst us) tend not to dive to deep but can when they need to.

    inkblurt · The UX Tribe

  • And they called generalists those who graduated from the university and never again studied anything else.


  • The study says that "generalists" - usually GPs - need to look at the person as a whole as well as their family and home life rather than just particular diseases they may suffer from. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • When inflationary pressures or asset bubbles begin to threaten social stability, the CCP leaders with large regional factions "generalists" temporarily hand monetary policy control over to cadres with narrower support centered in government ministries -- "technocrats," to borrow Shih's terminology.

    Shifting Politics, Tightening Policies In China

  • We need many more generalists, meaning general practitioners, family medicine doctors, general internists.

    CNN Transcript Sep 10, 2009

  • Only the military gives "generalists" like the old moneyed class access to doing foreign policy.

    Should McCain be asked how his experience in Vietnam qualifies him to be President?

  • Education will have to be broad and general because business today is looking for "generalists" as well as technicians and specialists, and our engineers and scientists are going to need a more general foundation in language and other subjects with which the Council is concerned.

    One Hundred Million Dollars for What?

  • Both studies found that most mosquito receptors are "generalists" that react to a number of different odors while a few are "specialists" that respond to a single or small number of odors.


  • The majority of the 6,000 police officers are working as "generalists," Monbourquette said, which includes directing traffic, working in the venues and providing protection to dignitaries.


  • HR people no longer can make choices about whether they will be 'generalists' or 'specialists' in organizations.

    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources


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