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expert

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adjective ex·pert \ˈek-ˌspərt, ik-ˈ\

Simple Definition of expert

  • : having or showing special skill or knowledge because of what you have been taught or what you have experienced

Full Definition of expert

  1. 1 obsolete :  experienced

  2. 2 :  having, involving, or displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience

ex·pert·ly adverb
ex·pert·ness noun

Examples of expert

  1. We received some expert advice.

  2. The company has become expert at adapting its products for new clients.



Origin of expert

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin expertus, from past participle of experiri


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of expert

proficient, adept, skilled, skillful, expert mean having great knowledge and experience in a trade or profession. proficient implies a thorough competence derived from training and practice <proficient in translating foreign languages>. adept implies special aptitude as well as proficiency <adept at doing long division>. skilled stresses mastery of technique <a skilled surgeon>. skillful implies individual dexterity in execution or performance <skillful drivers>. expert implies extraordinary proficiency and often connotes knowledge as well as technical skill <expert in the evaluation of wines>.

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noun ex·pert \ˈek-ˌspərt\

Simple Definition of expert

  • : a person who has special skill or knowledge relating to a particular subject

Full Definition of expert

  1. :  one with the special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject

Examples of expert

  1. She was an acknowledged expert on child development.

  2. an expert at planning dinner parties



Origin of expert

Middle French, from expert, adjective


First Known Use: 1535


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verb ex·pert \ˈek-ˌspərt\

Definition of expert

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to serve as an expert



Circa 1889

First Known Use of expert

circa 1889




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