expert

Definitions

  • Expert Opinion
    Expert Opinion
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj expert 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"
    • adj expert of or relating to or requiring special knowledge to be understood "technical terminology","a technical report","technical language"
    • n expert a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Scatologists are experts who study feces. (aka. crap, dung, dookie, dumps, feces, excrement, etc.)
    • Expert (Law) A specialist in a particular profession or department of science requiring for its mastery peculiar culture and erudition.
    • Expert (Law) A sworn appraiser.
    • Expert 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.
    • a Expert ĕks*pẽrt" 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.""What practice, howsoe'er expert In fitting aptest words to things . . . Hath power to give thee as thou wert?"
    • v. t Expert To experience. "Die would we daily, once it to expert ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Before roasting, some green coffee beans are stored for years, and experts believe that certain beans improve with age, when stored properly.
    • expert Having had experience; experienced; practised; trained; taught by use, practice, or experience.
    • expert Skilful; dexterous; adroit; having facility acquired by practice.
    • expert Pertaining to or resulting from experience; due to or proceeding from one having practical knowledge or skill: as, expert workmanship; expert testimony.
    • expert Synonyms Adroit, Dexterous, Expert, etc. (see adroit); trained, practised. See skilful.
    • n expert An experienced, skilful, or practised person; one skilled or thoroughly informed in any particular department of knowledge or art.
    • n expert In law, a person who, by virtue of special acquired knowledge or experience on a subject, presumably not within the knowledge of men generally, may testify in a court of justice to matters of opinion thereon, as distinguished from ordinary witnesses, who can in general testify only to facts. Synonyms Adept, Expert. See adept, n.
    • expert To experience.
    • expert [⟨ expert, n.] To examine (books, accounts, etc.) as an expert; have examined by an expert: as, the accounts have been experted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The brewing of beer is recorded as far back as 6,000 years ago. Until the 12th century (when skilled experts took over), women performed the task of making beer as part of their household chores.
    • adj Expert eks-pėrt′ taught by practice: having a familiar knowledge: having a facility of performance: skilful, adroit
    • n Expert one who is expert or skilled in any art or science: a specialist: a scientific or professional witness
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Quotations

  • Niels Bohr
    Niels Bohr
    “An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field.”
  • Nicholas Butler
    Nicholas Butler
    “An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.”
  • Tom Hopkins
    Tom Hopkins
    “An expert is someone who knows a lot about the past.”
  • Henry Kissinger
    Henry%20Kissinger
    “It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.”
  • Bum Phillips
    Bum Phillips
    “An expert is an ordinary fella away from home.”
  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “What is an expert? Someone who is twenty miles from home.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. expert, L. expertus, p. p. of experiri, to try. See Experience
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. expertusexperīri, to try thoroughly.

Usage

In literature:

No meddling experts could possibly discover the secret of Tom's invention.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
It was a warfare that Sandy Bourke was an expert in.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Many ladies are quite expert with the oars, and boating, when not overdone, is a healthful and pleasant amusement.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
In a moment his expert hand was upon the key, tapping a response.
"The White Lie" by William Le Queux
Of course, I'm not a bally expert on fruit trees.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
Finally, the teacher needs a sympathetic and expert understanding of the thinking and feeling of college students.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
The testimony, expertly advanced by a novelist who was not an expert, the reporters grabbed before the court could rule it out.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
Their experience of sexual life makes them experts in the art of seduction.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
After dinner, Houston returned to the office in company with Morgan and the expert, two new characters which he was studying attentively.
"The Award of Justice" by A. Maynard Barbour
The expert frowned horribly, showing all of his teeth.
"Lost in Translation" by Larry M. Harris
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In poetry:

Now he dreads the Tiber's touch,
And avoids the wrestling-rings,--
He who formerly was such
An expert with quoits and things.
"To Lydia" by Eugene Field
"Letters?" (hear them!) "You a judge of writing?
Ask the experts!--How they shake the head
O'er these characters, your friend's inditing--
Call them forgery from A to Z !
"Fears And Scruples" by Robert Browning
'Tis God, that gives the loyal soldier might,
'Tis God, that gives him knowledge how to fight,
'Tis by God's aid, his expert fingers know
To toss the Pike, or bend the stubborn bow.
"Advice To A Soldier" by Rees Prichard
At last we dropped a hint that set him pegging out a claim,
And we saw that we were coming in for sport;
For the next account we heard was when Hawkins passed the word
He was fetching up an expert to report.
"Hopeful Hawkins" by C J Dennis
When we heard that expert's verdict we were blown clean out of time,
And absorbed the fact that we had fallen in.
The gold, he said, would run 'bout four ounces to the ton;
With traces, too, of copper, zinc and tin.
"Hopeful Hawkins" by C J Dennis
If we sang in the wood (and Death is a German expert)
while snows flies, chill, after so frequent knew
so many all nothing,
for lead & fire, it's not we would assert
particulars, but animal; cats mew,
horses scream, man sing.
"Dream Song 41: If we sang in the wood (and Death is a German expert)" by John Berryman

In news:

Egypt's new Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president likely will implement a foreign policy that is more independent—and less in line with US whims, experts say.
Hospitals and drug experts are trying to play catch-up.
Ray Suarez and regional experts discuss the security situation for foreign citizens in Saudi Arabia.
Urban planning experts debate NYU 2031.
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The following statement was prepared by experts on the situation in Yugoslavia whom we believe to be reliable.
All-State provides expert solutions for non-metallic industrial applications.
Berk , recognized as an expert in rare coins, talks about the risks and rewards of buying gold and rare coins as investments.
"The perception is that women really can't have it all," says pop-culture expert Al Martin, referencing the quirky lawyer character Ally McBeal, who was haunted by a dancing baby because that's what her life lacked.
It takes experts the better part of an hour to crack open a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano.
The housing market has reached bottom, according to mortgage bond pioneer Lewis Ranieri, joining a growing chorus of other expert voices who say the long slog downward might finally be coming to an end.
The funeral of an influential mafia player murdered earlier this month has experts taking as keen.
Food and drug law expert Leslie Krasny tells processors what to expect with the implementation of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness Act.
David Farner, 48, Arlington, expert birder and park manager, Fort C.F.
Etiquette Expert Blended Common Sense, Courtesy.
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In science:

ID-logic theories for a number of reasons: to reduce the number of simple and stupid errors made by experts, to disambiguate expressions (e.g. between real or natural numbers) and to generate more optimized transformed expressions.
SLDNFA-system
This meta reasoning on the representation is at the moment left to the expert.
SLDNFA-system
It may contain all the knowledge of mankind, many experts may have developed it.
Predicting and generating time series by neural networks: An investigation using statistical physics
Some of these results are probably known to some experts, since analogous results appear in the literature .
Probability density of determinants of random matrices
These packages use many rules written by linguistic experts to map the input representations to textual output.
Modeling informational novelty in a conversational system with a hybrid statistical and grammar-based approach to natural language generation
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