Definitions for expertˈɛk spɜrt; ɪkˈspɜrt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•pert*ˈɛk spɜrt; ɪkˈspɜrt(adj. also; n.)

  1. a person who has special skill or knowledge in a particular field.

  2. (adj.)possessing special skill or knowledge.

  3. pertaining to or characteristic of an expert:

    expert advice.

* Syn: See skillful.

Origin of expert:

1325–75; ME < L expertus, ptp. of experīrī to try, test

ex•pert′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. expert(adj)

    a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

  2. adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful(adj)

    having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

    "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching"

  3. technical, expert(adj)

    of or relating to or requiring special knowledge to be understood

    "technical terminology"; "a technical report"; "technical language"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. expert(noun)ˈɛk spɜrt; adj. also ɪkˈspɜrt

    sb with a high-level of knowledge in an area of study

    an environmental/finance/computer expert; an expert on/in public health issues; an expert driver

Wiktionary

  1. expert(Noun)

    A person with extensive knowledge or ability in a given subject.

  2. expert(Noun)

    A player ranking just below master.

  3. expert(Adjective)

    Extraordinarily capable or knowledgeable.

  4. expert(Adjective)

    Characteristic of an expert.

    This problem requires expert knowledge.

  5. Origin: From expertus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expert(adj)

    taught by use, practice, or experience, experienced; having facility of operation or performance from practice; knowing and ready from much practice; clever; skillful; as, an expert surgeon; expert in chess or archery

  2. Expert(noun)

    an expert or experienced person; one instructed by experience; one who has skill, experience, or extensive knowledge in his calling or in any special branch of learning

  3. Expert(noun)

    a specialist in a particular profession or department of science requiring for its mastery peculiar culture and erudition

  4. Expert(noun)

    a sworn appraiser

  5. Expert(verb)

    to experience

Freebase

  1. Expert

    An expert is someone widely recognized as a reliable source of technique or skill whose faculty for judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely is accorded authority and status by their peers or the public in a specific well-distinguished domain. An expert, more generally, is a person with extensive knowledge or ability based on research, experience, or occupation and in a particular area of study. Experts are called in for advice on their respective subject, but they do not always agree on the particulars of a field of study. An expert can be, by virtue of credential, training, education, profession, publication or experience, believed to have special knowledge of a subject beyond that of the average person, sufficient that others may officially rely upon the individual's opinion. Historically, an expert was referred to as a sage. The individual was usually a profound thinker distinguished for wisdom and sound judgment. Experts have a prolonged or intense experience through practice and education in a particular field. In specific fields, the definition of expert is well established by consensus and therefore it is not necessary for an individual to have a professional or academic qualification for them to be accepted as an expert. In this respect, a shepherd with 50 years of experience tending flocks would be widely recognized as having complete expertise in the use and training of sheep dogs and the care of sheep. Another example from computer science is that an expert system may be taught by a human and thereafter considered an expert, often outperforming human beings at particular tasks. In law, an expert witness must be recognized by argument and authority.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expert' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2595

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expert' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2948

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expert' in Nouns Frequency: #652


Translations for expert

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

expert(adjective)

(with at or on ) skilled through training or practice

an expert car designer; I'm expert at map-reading; Get expert advice on plumbing.

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