Definition of expert in English:

expert

Line breaks: ex¦pert
Pronunciation: /ˈɛkspəːt
 
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noun

A person who is very knowledgeable about or skilful in a particular area: an expert in health care 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
specialist, authority, pundit, oracle; adept, maestro, virtuoso, master, past master, professional, genius, wizard; connoisseur, aficionado, one of the cognoscenti, cognoscente, doyen, savant
informal ace, buff, ninja, pro, whizz, hotshot, old hand, alpha geek
British informal dab hand
North American informal maven, crackerjack
rare proficient

adjective

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Having or involving a great deal of knowledge or skill in a particular area: he had received expert academic advice I have a friend who is very expert at the language
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
skilful, skilled, adept, accomplished, talented, fine; master, masterly, brilliant, virtuoso, bravura, magnificent, marvellous, wonderful, outstanding, great, exceptional, superlative, formidable, excellent, dazzling, first-class, first-rate, elite, superb; proficient, good, able, apt, capable, competent, clever; experienced, practised, qualified, knowledgeable, well versed; specialist, professional; deft, dexterous, adroit; Frenchau fait
informal wizard, ace, stellar, class, crack, top-notch, out of this world, mean, A1, demon, genius
vulgar slang shit hot

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

expertly

adverb
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  • 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
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  • 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.

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