Notebook, 1993-



Special skill or knowledge in some particular field . . . . Authority . . . . Trained by practice . . . . Mastery of a particular skill, knowledge, subject . . . . Having, involving , or displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience . . . . Proficiency . . . . Adroitness . . . . Experienced and developed skill or knowledge

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Expertise n. expert skill or knowledge; expertness.

Expert n. 1. a person who has special skill or knowledge in some particular field; specialist; authority. 2. U.S. Milt. the highest rating in rifle marksmanship. -adj. 3. possessing special skill or knowledge; trained by practice; skillful or skilled [often fol. by in or at]: an expert driver; to be expert at driving a car. 4. pertaining to, coming from, or characteristic of an expert: expert work, expert advice. [ME < L expert(us), ptp. of expert to try, EXPERIENCE.] -Syn. 1. master. 2. experienced, proficient, adroit. -Ant. 1. novice. 3. inept.

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]

Expertise n [F, fr. MF, expertness, fr. experi] [1868] 1: expert opinion or commentary 2: the skill of an expert

Expertize vi [1889]: to give a professinal o pinion usu . after careful stu dy -vt: to examine and give expert judgment on

1 Expert adj [14c] 1 obs: Experienced 2: having, involving , or displalying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience -syn see Proficient

2 Expert n [1535]: one with the special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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