ex·​pe·​ri·​enced | \ ik-ˈspir-ē-ən(t)st How to pronounce experienced (audio) \

Definition of experienced

: made skillful or wise through experience : practiced an experienced driver

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Examples of experienced in a Sentence

The job calls for someone who is more experienced. for this delicate eye operation, seek out an experienced eye surgeon

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Understanding bee biology is crucial for all beginners, which is why Repasky requires first-timers to take a beekeeping class from an experienced, respected individual or organization. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Beekeeping for Beginners: Everything to Know About Starting Your Own Colony," 5 Apr. 2019 Netflix had great insight, most of them are experienced producers. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Will 'Selling Sunset' Have a Season 2?," 1 Apr. 2019 Holmstead said, adding that in recent months the Senate has confirmed numerous appointees who previously served at the EPA and so are more experienced in working with career staff. Washington Post, "EPA’s Pruitt, praised for effectiveness, hits bumps in his rollback campaign," 20 May 2018 That is especially true if the more experienced player seems to have hit a ceiling that isn’t high enough. Brian Costa, WSJ, "Clemson, Notre Dame and the Year of the Quarterback Change," 28 Dec. 2018 To be sure, PIF and its new subsidiary projects have managed to attract respected Saudis and some experienced Western hands. Rory Jones, WSJ, "Expats Flee Saudi Fund, Bemoan Crown Prince Control," 31 Dec. 2018 Reports emerged that the machine experienced heavy throttling and wildly inconsistent performance under heavy, sustained load—especially when both the CPU and GPU were being taxed simultaneously. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Re-testing the MacBook Pro: Apple’s firmware update led to a big improvement," 27 July 2018 Dreaded ramp hogs Most experienced boaters are happy to overlook inexperienced boaters’ poor trailer backing skills that add a couple of minutes or more to boat launching or retrieving times. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Boat ramps a gateway to fun or frustration," 28 June 2018 Not only are the Flaming Lips’ concept albums meant to be appreciated in their entirety, the audacious band is best experienced live. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "KC concerts June 28-July 4: Middle of the Map, Flaming Lips, Nelly, Whiskey Myers," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of experienced

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for experienced

experience entry 1 + -ed entry 1

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English Language Learners Definition of experienced

: having skill or knowledge from doing something : having experience


ex·​pe·​ri·​enced | \ ik-ˈspir-ē-ənst How to pronounce experienced (audio) \

Kids Definition of experienced

: made skillful or wise from having lived through or undergone something an experienced sailor

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