generalist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n generalist 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"
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Quotations

  • Marcel Masse
    Marcel Masse
    “The more the world is specialized the more it will be run by generalists.”

Usage

In literature:

Make the generalist think of himself in connection with large movements.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
When this nation of ours was born nearly every one was a generalist.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Being a generalist, not a xenopsych, Tarlac could only wonder about it.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
And yet a great specializing generalist may arise, who can tell?
"Modern Essays" by John Macy
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In news:

Barclays Hires Trichon for Equities Generalist Sales.
Barclays (BCS) has hired former Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) equity sales managing director Ron Trichon to be head of Equities Generalist Sales for the Americas.
Turns out generalists are good for more than just Trivial Pursuit.
When discussing the animal kingdom, each creature resides on a species scale of generalists to specialists.
Software-based protocol analyzer is designed specifically for more cost-conscious SMBs with IT "generalists" on staff.
How DO schools are finding, nurturing future generalists.
Cohn , a prominent and prolific New Jersey litigator for almost 60 years who exemplified the old-fashioned generalist in an age of legal specialization, died on December 27.
Cohn , a prominent and prolific New Jersey litigator for almost 60 years who exemplified the old-fashioned generalist in an age of legal specialization, died Tuesday, Dec 27.
Region's Employers Seek Statistical Experts Over Computer-Science Generalists.
I solicited a few of my favorite world news sites and blogs for their contributions, so you've got gifts here for everyone from the China-watcher to the Middle East enthusiast to the generalist.
"The presence of invasive lionfish in our offshore waters is disconcerting due to their aggressive nature, high spawning activity, generalist diet, and because they lack many predators ," says Dr Matthew Ajemian in a prepared statement.
A MAJOR initiative by New York Medical College is under way to encourage its students to become generalist doctors and not swell the ranks of specialists and subspecialists who now dominate the practice of medicine.
The devil is in the details, and detailed problem solvers are usually more effective than generalists.
Although a confirmed generalist, with writing credits on subjects as varied as ape language experiments, politics, quantum physics, and an overview of a top company in the gaming industry.
Google, for example, hires generalists instead of filling specific positions.
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In science:

Evolving the division of labour: generalists, specialists and task allocation. J. theor.
Strategy abundance in evolutionary many-player games with multiple strategies
Nevertheless, we keep more generalist proofs as often as possible.
The number of generations entirely visited for recurrent random walks on random environment
Here, we introduce a generalist R package, abc, which aims to address the above challenges .
abc: an R package for Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC)
Henttonen, Specialist predators, generalist predators, and the microtine rodent cycle, J.
The Time Invariance Principle, Ecological (Non)Chaos, and A Fundamental Pitfall of Discrete Modeling
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