Definitions for "Generalist"
A species that can live in many different habitats and can feed on a number of different organisms. For example, shore crabs on the Pacific coast live in a wide of variety of habitats, such as mud, sand and rock, and feed on everything from the algae growing on rocks to invertebrates to detritus.
A species that tolerates a broad range of environmental conditions; a generalist has a broad ecological niche.
an essence with a broad-reaching effect and a wide range of action
In ornithology, a bird that uses many types of a resource. For example, it eats many different types of foods.
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"
an elementary teacher who is teaching a second language but has not taken a university methodology course, language course, or summer institute and is not proficient in the language
a 'Jack of All Trades' and can do many things
a jack-of-all-trades but a master of none, whereas a generalizing specialist is a jack-of-all-trades and master of a few
An individual who possesses the capabilities to perform more than one diversified function, rather then specializing in or having responsibility for one specific function.