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expert

Syllabification: ex·pert
Pronunciation: /ˈekˌspərt
 
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Definition of expert in English:

noun

A person who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area: experts in child development a financial expert
More example sentences
  • The street was cordoned off and forensic experts combed the area and the club for evidence.
  • In every area of life the experts are ready to smooth our path and tell us what to believe.
  • He was widely regarded by colleagues as one of the leading experts in his field.
Synonyms

adjective

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Having or involving authoritative knowledge: he had received expert academic advice he is expert at handling the media
More example sentences
  • As if he hadn't heard her, he continued to steer the car, maneuvering it with expert skill.
  • Many who do get jobs go into coaching and providing expert advice to elite sports athletes.
  • None of this is to deny the importance of forward planning based on expert knowledge.
Synonyms
master, masterly, brilliant, virtuoso, magnificent, outstanding, great, exceptional, excellent, first-class, first-rate, superb;
informal ace, crack, mean

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.

Derivatives

expertness

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noun
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.

Words that rhyme with expert

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