noun ex·per·tise \ˌek-(ˌ)spər-ˈtēz, -ˈtēs\

: special skill or knowledge : the skill or knowledge an expert has

Full Definition of EXPERTISE

:  expert opinion or commentary
:  the skill of an expert

Examples of EXPERTISE

  1. His expertise on defense will help the team.
  2. her expertise in legal matters
  3. While the declared nuclear powers have wobbled in their commitment to get rid of their arsenals, the rise of a global black market in nuclear expertise and materials has made the Bomb more attainable for everyone else. —Michael Elliott, Time, 1 Aug. 2005


French, from Middle French, expertness, from expert
First Known Use: 1868


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