layman's terms

plural noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of layman's terms

: simple language that anyone can understand
  • The process was explained to us in layman's terms.

Word by Word Definitions

layman play
  1. : a person who is not a member of the clergy

  2. : a person who does not belong to a particular profession or who is not expert in some field

term play terms
  1. : a word or expression that has a precise meaning in some uses or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or subject

  2. : expression of a specified kind

  3. : a limited or definite extent of time

  1. : to apply a term to : call, name


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