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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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
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Recent Examples on the Web However, much more research is needed, including new clinical trials and dedicated research centers with expertise in genetics, developmental and reproductive biology, and data science. Katie Hunt, CNN, "1 in 10 women will have a miscarriage. They shouldn't be told to 'just try again,' new research says," 26 Apr. 2021 Each of the finalists was chosen by the respective local school system, the D.C. Public Charter School Board, or a panel of educators and community leaders with expertise in the private school community. Washington Post, "Meet the finalists for the 2021 Washington Post Principal and Teacher of the Year awards," 26 Apr. 2021 The Trump era produced a glut of high-profile Democrats with legal expertise. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The Mystery of Merrick Garland," 26 Apr. 2021 Those factors reduce departments' ability to retain people with expertise. Michelle R. Smith, Star Tribune, "Billions spent on coronavirus fight, but what happens next?," 19 Apr. 2021 Gather two or three panelists with expertise in the area and begin with informed dialogue. Expert Panel®, Forbes, "12 Essential Tips For Communicating About Current Events," 15 Apr. 2021 Corporations, faced with tougher climate regulations, have ramped up hires of people with expertise in sustainability, attracting scientists who hope to play a role in decarbonizing these industries. The Christian Science Monitor, "Why some climate scientists are joining the finance industry," 15 Apr. 2021 Board membership would be limited to Oregon residents with expertise in health care economics or clinical medicine and people with ties to the pharmaceutical industry would be barred from serving. oregonlive, "Oregon prescription drug price control proposal would put the state out front, as legislatures nationally look to tackle costs," 7 Apr. 2021 There continues to be growing employer demand for college graduates with expertise in marijuana, with job growth in the sector rapidly expanding as states legalize the cannabis. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "Michigan university becomes first to offer cannabis chemistry scholarship," 6 Apr. 2021

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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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4 May 2021

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“Expertise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of expertise

: special skill or knowledge : the skill or knowledge an expert has


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

Kids Definition of expertise

: the skill or knowledge of an expert

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