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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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specialistspe‧cial‧ist /ˈspeʃəlɪst/ ●●○ S3 W3 noun [countable]  1 KNOW somethingsomeone who knows a lot about a particular subject, or is very skilled at it syn expertspecialist in an attorney who is a specialist in banking lawsee thesaurus at expert2 MNa doctor who knows more about one particular type of illness or treatment than other doctors a heart specialistsee thesaurus at doctor
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specialistProfessor Williams teaches English Literature and is a specialist in the novels of George Orwell.You really need a specialist for this job.Previously many historians perceived crime as abnormal and peripheral, fit only for study by specialists in deviance.a cancer specialistCurrently, specialists have caseloads of up to 120.The Health Department is seeking the advice of a team of tropical disease specialists.Professor Holloway, an eye specialist, organized a national survey of eye diseases in children.Professor Williams is one of the world's leading specialists in radiotherapy.According to his analysis distrust of authority and scepticism concerning the competence of specialists is a function of the breakdown of value consensus.They are made very dependent on a variety of specialists for information and advice ... and in fact so are the parents.Holographic edge filters for Raman spectroscopy are now available from Optilas, the laser and optical specialist.The physicians were perplexed, as were the specialists to whom they referred their patients for treatment.It will be used by members to obtain referrals to specialists.The doctor arranged for Marcel to see a top specialist in Paris.specialist ina specialist in African politics
From Longman Business Dictionaryspecialistspe‧cial‧ist /ˈspeʃəlɪst/ noun [countable]1COMMERCEa person or business that has a lot of skill or knowledge in a particular subject, and often gives advice to othersspecialist inHe’s a specialist in the insurance industry.Many technical specialists are employed in commerce and the service sector.2American EnglishFINANCE a dealer on a stockmarket who buys and sells shares in a small list of companies for investorsspecialist adjective [only before a noun]The advantage of employing a specialist firm is that its tradesmen are more likely to be well trained and experienced.
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