- 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).
- a person who is knowledgeable in many fields of study
- (as modifier)a generalist profession
- ecology an organism able to utilize many food sources and therefore able to flourish in many habitatsCompare specialist (def. 3)
- A physician whose practice is not oriented in a specific medical specialty but instead covers a variety of medical problems.