layman's terms

plural noun

Definition of layman's terms

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

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“Layman's terms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/layman%27s%20terms. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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