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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of expert

  1. 1 obsolete :  experienced

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

expertly

adverb

expertness

noun

Examples of expert in a sentence

  1. We received some expert advice.

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



Origin and Etymology 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of expert

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

Examples of expert in a sentence

  1. She was an acknowledged expert on child development.

  2. an expert at planning dinner parties



Origin and Etymology 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



EXPERT Defined for Kids

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expert

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

Definition of expert for Students

  1. :  showing special skill or knowledge gained from experience or training <expert advice> <an expert salesperson>

expertly

adverb



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expert

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noun ex·pert \ˈek-ˌspərt\

Definition of expert for Students

  1. :  a person with special skill or knowledge of a subject




Law Dictionary

expert

noun ex·pert

Legal Definition of expert

  1. :  a person with special or superior skill or knowledge in a particular area — see also expert witness at witness





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