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Webster 1913 Edition


Expert

Ex-pert′

(ĕks-pẽrt′)
,
Adj.
[F.
expert
, L.
expertus
, p. p. of
experiri
to try. See
Experience
.]
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.
A valiant and most
expert
gentleman.
Shakespeare
Syn. – Adroit; dexterous; clever; ready; prompt.

Ex′pert

,
Noun.
1.
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.
2.
(Law)
(a)
A specialist in a particular profession or department of science requiring for its mastery peculiar culture and erudition.
(b)
A sworn appraiser.

Ex-pert′

,
Verb.
T.
To experience.
[Obs.]
Die would we daily, once it to
expert
.
Spencer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Expert

EXPERT'

,
Adj.
[L. expertus, from experior, to try. See Experience.]
1.
Properly, experienced; taught by use, practice or experience; hence, skillful; well instructed; having familiar knowledge of; as an expert philosopher.
2.
Dextrous; adroit; ready; prompt; having a facility of operation or performance from practice; as an expert operator in surgery. It is usually followed by in; as expert in surgery; expert in performance on a musical instrument. Pope uses expert of arms, but improperly.

Definition 2022


expert

expert

See also: expèrt

English

Adjective

expert (comparative more expert, superlative most expert)

  1. Extraordinarily capable or knowledgeable.
    I am expert at making a simple situation complex.
    My cousin is an expert pianist.
  2. Characteristic of an expert.
    This problem requires expert knowledge.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:skillful

Antonyms

Related terms

Translations

Noun

expert (plural experts)

  1. A person with extensive knowledge or ability in a given subject.
    • If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert. - David Ben-Gurion
    • 2013 July 20, Welcome to the plastisphere”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
      Plastics are energy-rich substances, which is why many of them burn so readily. Any organism that could unlock and use that energy would do well in the Anthropocene. Terrestrial bacteria and fungi which can manage this trick are already familiar to experts in the field.
    We called in several experts on the subject, but they couldn't reach an agreement.
  2. (chess) A player ranking just below master.

Translations


Czech

Pronunciation

Noun

expert m

  1. expert (person with extensive knowledge or ability in a given subject)

Synonyms

Related terms

  • expertní

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛkˈspɛːr/, /ɛkˈspɛrt/

Noun

expert m (plural experts or experten, diminutive expertje n)

  1. expert

Usage notes

The word can be pronounced in a way that corresponds with the spelling (common in Belgian-Dutch) or a way that corresponds to the French pronunciation (common in Dutch-Dutch). In the literal pronunciation, the plural is "experten"; in the French pronunciation, it is "experts".

Synonyms


French

Etymology

Latin expertus

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛk.spɛʁ/

Noun

expert m (plural experts, feminine experte)

  1. expert

Adjective

expert m (feminine singular experte, masculine plural experts, feminine plural expertes)

  1. expert

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowing from English expert.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈɛks.pɛʁt͡ʃ/

Noun

expert m f (plural experts)

  1. expert (person with extensive knowledge or ability in a given field)

Synonyms


Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

expert c

  1. an expert

Declension

Inflection of expert 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative expert experten experter experterna
Genitive experts expertens experters experternas

Related terms

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  • expertbedömning
  • expertgranskning
  • expertgrupp
  • experthjälp
  • expertis
  • expertjury
  • expertkommentar
  • expertkommentator
  • expertkommitté
  • expertkunskap
  • expertpanel
  • expertråd
  • experttips
  • expertutlåtande
  • expertutredning
  • expertuttalande
  • expertvälde

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