Definition of expert adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈekspɜːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈekspɜːrt//
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 done with, having or involving great knowledge or skill to seek expert advice/an expert opinion an expert driver We need some expert help. expert (at/in something) They are all expert in this field. expert (at/in doing something) She's expert at making cheap but stylish clothes. compare inexpert Word OriginMiddle English (as an adjective): from French, from Latin expertus, past participle of experiri ‘try’. The noun use dates from the early 19th cent. Compare with experience and experiment.Extra examples It’s a good idea to seek expert advice. Only a fully qualified doctor can give an expert opinion. She has expert knowledge of child psychology. She’s expert at making cheap but stylish clothes. They’re all expert in this field.
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