Definitions

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  • adjective Not specialist in nature; not exhibiting or requiring specialisation.
  • noun A person who is not a specialist in a given field

Etymologies

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non- +‎ specialist

Examples

  • They profoundly influenced those who take literature seriously, but what impact did their work have on "general, nonspecialist" readers?

    Poetry

  • This is where someone like Jonathan Mayhew, who is himself a scholar of Spanish literature (specifically modern Spanish poetry), could play a valuable role in making translated work meaningful to nonspecialist readers, if publishers would allow him to do it.

    Translated Texts

  • This involves "a series of programs designed to jumpstart interest in poetry among nonspecialist readers."

    Poetry

  • Medication might not be a negative thing if patients are getting appropriate care, even from a nonspecialist, Dr. Alexander noted.

    Antidepressants Given More Widely

  • But it's unclear how such a theory could ever be explained to the nonspecialist, or even what a satisfactory nontechnical explanation could be.

    Making Sense of It All

  • We are told that "the foundation's strategy emphasizes rebuilding a general, nonspecialist, and, crucially, nonacademic audience for poetry."

    Poetry

  • More than any other composer in the canon, Mahler draws in the nonspecialist.

    A Fierce Enthusiasm

  • The 16th through 18th century drawings won't look very German to the nonspecialist, reflecting the overwhelming influence of Italian art.

    Great

  • So what are a struggling smoker and a well-meaning nonspecialist clinician to do?

    Dr. Daniel Seidman: Making the Most of Medicare's New Benefit to Quit Smoking

  • So what are a struggling smoker and a well-meaning nonspecialist clinician to do?

    Dr. Daniel Seidman: Making the Most of Medicare's New Benefit to Quit Smoking

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