Learner's definition of SPECIALIST
a person who has special knowledge and skill relating to a particular job, area of study, etc.
She consulted a marketing specialist when she decided to go into business.
child development specialists
He's a specialist in international law. [=he specializes in international law]
a doctor who deals with health problems that relate to a specific area of medicine
compare general practitioner
a rank in the U.S. Army that is above the rank of private and below the rank of corporal
always used before a noun