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generalist (n.)

1610s, "one who generalizes," from general (adj.) + -ist. From 1894 as "one who engages in general studies" (opposed to specialist).

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Definitions of generalist

generalist (n.)
a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests;
a statistician has to be something of a generalist
Synonyms: Renaissance man
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