ex·​per·​tise | \ ˌek-(ˌ)spər-ˈtēz How to pronounce expertise (audio) , -ˈtēs How to pronounce expertise (audio) \

Definition of expertise

1 : the skill of an expert
2 : expert opinion or commentary

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Examples of expertise in a Sentence

While the declared nuclear powers have wobbled in their commitment to get rid of their arsenals, the rise of a global black market in nuclear expertise and materials has made the Bomb more attainable for everyone else. — Michael Elliott, Time, 1 Aug. 2005 The English magazine The Spectator employs me as "Dear Mary," a so-called agony aunt, in which capacity I have over the years gained considerable expertise in various areas of etiquette … — Mary Killen, Atlantic, May 2001 Can anyone out there drive a bloody automobile? By driving I do not mean simply guiding a two-ton lump of steel and plastic along a smooth stretch of macadam, but actually steering, braking, and shifting the thing with a modicum of competence, if not outright expertise. — Brock Yates, Car & Driver, October 2001 If a company that spends millions of dollars a year on a fancy advertising campaign to brag about its Web design expertise can't steer a motivated buyer like me to a Buy Now button in less than 30 minutes, then what hope is there for smaller, less experienced retail sites? — Michelle Slatalla, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2001 His expertise on defense will help the team. her expertise in legal matters See More
Recent Examples on the Web In today's volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment, your expertise alone is not enough to close the deal. Dr. Richard Osibanjo, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 For the moment, Hill’s expertise was in lesser demand than that of Raskin, who is now a member of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack. New York Times, 11 Apr. 2022 And Tushar was intrigued by Rachael's background in the world of cannabis, where her expertise was in agriculture and business development. CBS News, 2 Apr. 2022 The foundation said McKay's expertise will be invaluable in the oversight of the more than $300 million Haile Foundation assets. Brook Endale, The Enquirer, 25 Mar. 2022 Still, public health experts largely applauded his selection, arguing that Jha’s wide-ranging expertise is more an asset than his lack of government experience is a liability. Damian Garde, STAT, 20 Mar. 2022 Plenty of countries have similar incentives to encourage technological development, and scientific expertise is necessary to determine what kinds of collaboration are improper. The New Yorker, 14 Mar. 2022 Drugan’s racing expertise is in monoski X, or monoski cross, a freestyle event in which numerous skiers simultaneously race a course with jumps, gaps and berms. The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Mar. 2022 As the movie opens, Alex pulls off a hit of gruesome expertise in a Guadalajara hospital, a scene that’s mirrored, with even more blood, in the film’s final stretch. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of expertise

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for expertise

borrowed from French, going back to Middle French, from espert, expert expert entry 2 + -ise -ice

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The first known use of expertise was in 1868

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“Expertise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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ex·​per·​tise | \ ˌek-spər-ˈtēz How to pronounce expertise (audio) , -ˈtēs \

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: the skill or knowledge of an expert

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