non·​ex·​pert | \ ˌnän-ˈek-ˌspərt How to pronounce nonexpert (audio) , -ik-ˈspərt \

Definition of nonexpert

: a person who is not an expert explained in terms a nonexpert can understand often used before another noun a nonexpert usernonexpert testimony

Examples of nonexpert in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The often vague language used to describe the science behind these fragrances can also cause confusion for a nonexpert. Emily Jensen, Allure, 27 Jan. 2022 As a nonexpert who mainly uses mats for lazily stretching between episodes of romantic Korean dramas, there’s something soothing about a cork surface. Vogue, 8 Jan. 2022 Expert ratings of news sources had stronger effects on belief than ratings from nonexpert users, and the effects were even stronger when the rating was low, suggesting the source was likely to be inaccurate. Alan R. Dennis, The Conversation, 2 Dec. 2019 There have long been disputes over how to characterize the private citizens and nonexperts who went to space. Konstantin Kakaes, Slate Magazine, 30 Mar. 2017 Trump has repeatedly dismissed the knowledge and wisdom of experts while elevating nonexperts who lack relevant experience into important jobs across the federal government. James Hohmann, Washington Post, 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of nonexpert

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonexpert.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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