Adjective "generalist" definition and examples

(Generalist may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdʒɛn(ə)rəlɪst/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person competent in several different fields or activities.
  1. 'Leaders are, ideally, generalists that can understand and handle many different parts of a company.'
  2. 'There is much work in organizational ecology investigating the differential life chances of generalists and specialists over time.'
  3. 'As it happens, he is in the process of inventing a new form of education, designed to help us all become generalists rather than specialists.'
  4. 'In commercial airlines, there may be analogous differences in learning between generalists and specialists.'
  5. 'Non-executives, selected for being generalists with insight, are now often required to second guess management in areas beyond their technical competence.'
  6. 'The analyses in table 6 assess whether generalists and specialists learn differently from heterogeneous accident experiences.'
  7. '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.'
  8. 'Meanwhile, 29 species of habitat generalists - like the carrion crow and the wren - have increased by an average of 23 percent.'
  9. 'These are the analytical tools that judges, who in our system are generalists rather than specialists, bring to the task of adjudicating cases in specialized fields of law.'
  10. 'I accept that when politicians run departments, they're there as generalists whom specialists report to, but in all other circumstances why should the head guy be the most clueless?'

More definitions

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).

More examples(as adjective)

"stances can be generalist."

"groups can be generalist."

"funds can be generalist."