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generalist

[jen-er-uh-list] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə lɪst/
noun
1.
a person whose knowledge, aptitudes, and skills are applied to a field as a whole or to a variety of different fields (opposed to specialist).
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; general + -ist
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generalist

/ˈdʒɛnərəlɪst; ˈdʒɛnrə-/
noun
1.
  1. a person who is knowledgeable in many fields of study
  2. (as modifier): a generalist profession
2.
(ecology) an organism able to utilize many food sources and therefore able to flourish in many habitats Compare specialist (sense 3)
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Word Origin and History for genera-list

generalist

n.

1610s, from general (adj.) + -ist.

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genera-list in Medicine

generalist gen·er·al·ist (jěn'ər-ə-lĭst)
n.
A physician whose practice is not oriented in a specific medical specialty but instead covers a variety of medical problems.

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