expertise

noun
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
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Recent Examples on the Web Treviño, who has served in numerous roles in the Sheriff’s Office, including internal investigations and homicide, touted his expertise in budgeting. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, "Challengers call Bexar County Sheriff Salazar to task as San Antonio races start to heat up," 16 Jan. 2020 The queens, all RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni, will each draw on their individual expertise. Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, "4 Beloved Drag Queens Help Fans with Life-Changing Makeovers in TLC's Dragnificent!," 15 Jan. 2020 His defensive expertise was with a scheme different than the one Parcells wanted to run. David Moore, Dallas News, "The Cowboys got their man. Now Mike McCarthy has the power to get his.," 10 Jan. 2020 Leffers is active with several museums and arts organizations and offers his art expertise to his clients. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "For Designer Sean Leffers, Every Interior Starts With Art," 30 Dec. 2019 An Iraqi archaeologist who lent her expertise to rebuilding the National Museum’s collection after it was looted in 2003. Bernard Mcghee, Twin Cities, "Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019," 29 Dec. 2019 An Iraqi archaeologist who lent her expertise to rebuilding the National Museum’s collection after it was looted in 2003. Washington Post, "Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019," 27 Dec. 2019 But their expertise lies in manufacturing investment products, not distributing them. The Economist, "Wealth managers are promising business-class service for the masses," 18 Dec. 2019 An Iraqi archaeologist who lent her expertise to rebuilding the National Museum’s collection after it was looted in 2003. Bernard Mcghee, The Denver Post, "Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019," 16 Dec. 2019

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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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20 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Expertise.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expertise. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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expertise

noun
How to pronounce expertise (audio) How to pronounce expertise (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of expertise

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

expertise

noun
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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