ex·​pe·​ri·​enced | \ ik-ˈspir-ē-ən(t)st \

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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This lets users produce oddly shaped objects with high precision, and MakerBot says that a very experienced user could still get good results from a cheaper Replicator. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "MakerBot’s new 3D printer shows how much it’s changed in nine years," 11 Dec. 2018 The unions argue that contractors are less experienced and more prone to accidents, such as a gas leak that occurred in Providence last year. Alex Gailey, BostonGlobe.com, "National Grid locks out gas workers," 25 June 2018 Osborne and Brazile are both experienced officers who have received positive job reviews. Jason Williams, Cincinnati.com, "PX column: 'Police will be held accountable' on Kyle Plush incident, Mayor Cranley says," 26 Apr. 2018 If a district has many teachers retire, average pay will fall when less-experienced teachers are hired - even if the pay scale stays the same or has even increased. Patrick O'donnell, cleveland.com, "How much are teachers paid in Ohio? Search here for your district," 22 Apr. 2018 Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, a Republican from Long Island, said the Republicans have fielded experienced candidates and that GOP enthusiasm was high after the recent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "Cuomo Stumps for Democrats in His Moderate Mold," 16 Oct. 2018 The Democratic field features a range of politically experienced candidates. Corey Williams, The Seattle Times, "Michigan Democrats vie for House seats, including Conyers’," 6 Aug. 2018 And even though Shahbaz Sharif is seen as an experienced, competent candidate, his elder brother’s corruption allegations have made voters suspicious of the party. Madeleine Ngo, Vox, "Pakistan’s 2018 election, explained," 25 July 2018 That could entail those without an MBA, less experienced candidates more generally, or else candidates with specialized or industry skills and off-campus experience. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "That MBA Doesn't Guarantee You a Dream Job Like It Used To," 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 \

Kids Definition of experienced

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

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