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 nouna nonexpert usernonexpert testimony

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Rating news sources can help limit the spread of misinformation," 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, "International Collaborations in Space Always Reflect Politics on Earth," 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, "The Daily 202: Trump marginalizes experts, debases expertise," 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 6 Jul. 2020.

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