Definition of expert in English:

expert

Syllabification: ex·pert
Pronunciation: /ˈekˌspərt
 
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noun

adjective

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Derivatives

expertly

adverb
More example sentences
  • This is an expertly crafted film, with fantastic acting and a story that is as funny as it is unsettling.
  • They were weighed and wrapped in a cone of paper, which was quickly and expertly rolled by the shopkeeper.
  • Like all other enterprises, it must be carefully planned and expertly managed.

expertness

noun
More example sentences
  • Newcomers to the field who regarded me with affection faced an additional deterrent to challenging my expertness: they feared hurting my feelings as well as earning my disapproval.
  • Be it knowledge or skills, the general counseling training and experience of the addictions counselor constitutes another source of expertness.
  • Civil-political rights and economic-social rights demand very different kinds of expertness and methodologies for research and missions and lobbying.

Origin

Middle English (as an adjective): from French, from Latin expertus, past participle of experiri 'try'. The noun use dates from the early 19th century Compare with experience and experiment.

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