Definition of nonspecialist in English:


Syllabification: non·spe·cial·ist
Pronunciation: /ˌnänˈspeSHəlist


  • A person who is not an expert or specialist in a particular subject.
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    • One simple way to describe them is to say they are non-specialists who think they are specialists.
    • These papers are all here, and they make hard reading for non-specialists.
    • Even the non-specialists will stand a chance of winning a medal.


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  • Not having or requiring specialist knowledge.
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    • The text is detailed but generally well argued and clear enough for the non-specialist reader to find his or her way.
    • All the other non-specialist presenters are so bland they melt into one.
    • There are no long musical quotations or discussions of musical theory to confuse the non-specialist reader.

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