Definition of non-expert in English:


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  • A person without professional or specialized knowledge in a particular subject: the material is hard for the non-expert to grapple with
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    • The report also seeks to provide some needed background for the nonexpert.
    • Empiric studies have shown that the quality of a review article is often superior when it is written by a nonexpert.
    • Indeed, to the nonexpert the research and results could easily appear to be more of the same.


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  • Not having or involving professional or specialized knowledge: the only non-expert witness to be called
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    • A Web tool should make data from diverse agencies available to nonexpert, remote users.
    • Another weakness of the book is the absence of a section to familiarize nonexpert readers with molecular terminology.
    • I enjoyed your remarks about nonexpert comments in expert-driven forums.

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