Definition of generalist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛn(ə)rəlɪst/


A person competent in several different fields or activities.
Example sentences
  • Look to your own ranks to find competent generalists.
  • Two recent molecular studies removed these doubts for several species and show that most of the dominant species were acting as generalists under field conditions.
  • The analyses in table 6 assess whether generalists and specialists learn differently from heterogeneous accident experiences.



Example sentences
  • These don't demand some sort of empty generalism.
  • At postgraduate level the Renaissance School will offer advanced specialist training in generalism to keep generalists firmly based in ‘whole patient medicine.’
  • Without the BFAs that design jobs required, or knowledge of the multitude of languages needed to be a ‘developer,’ many turned to related specific subdisciplines into which their generalism could be expanded.
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