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1expert

adjective ex·pert \ˈek-ˌspərt, ik-ˈ\

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

Full Definition of EXPERT

1
obsolete :  experienced
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>.

2expert

noun ex·pert \ˈek-ˌspərt\

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

Full Definition of EXPERT

:  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

3expert

verb ex·pert \ˈek-ˌspərt\

Definition of EXPERT

intransitive verb
:  to serve as an expert

First Known Use of EXPERT

circa 1889
EXPERTLY Defined for Kids

1expert

adjective ex·pert \ˈek-ˌspərt, ik-ˈspərt\

Definition of EXPERT for Kids

:  showing special skill or knowledge gained from experience or training <expert advice> <an expert salesperson>
ex·pert·ly adverb

2expert

noun ex·pert \ˈek-ˌspərt\

Definition of EXPERT for Kids

:  a person with special skill or knowledge of a subject

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