Definition of expertise noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌekspɜːˈtiːz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌekspɜːrˈtiːz//
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expert knowledge or skill in a particular subject, activity or job professional/scientific/technical, etc. expertise We have the expertise to help you run your business. It is difficult to find staff with the level of expertise required for this job. expertise in something/in doing something They have considerable expertise in dealing with oil spills. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French, from expert, from Latin expertus, past participle of experiri ‘try’.Extra examples A high degree of expertise is required for this work. An outsider will lack the necessary expertise to run the company. Each area of the curriculum should be led by a staff member with appropriate expertise. He will bring a great deal of expertise to bear on this issue. How could he apply his academic expertise to practical matters? I have gained expertise in specialist financial areas. MPs may lack the necessary expertise to scrutinize legislation effectively. Professor Simpson provided expertise in engineering. She brings expertise on general financial and technical matters. She has great expertise in these matters. The project brings together expertise in teaching and library provision. The teachers would be available to share expertise and offer advice. The variety of technology requires a wide range of expertise. They met regularly to develop their collective expertise. They met regularly to share experiences and develop their collective expertise. This project builds on the existing expertise of our staff. We need to discover what relevant expertise is available to us. We need to draw on the professional expertise of a large number of teachers. We sometimes have to call on outside expertise. areas of special expertise His technical expertise was critical in developing the business. It is difficult to find people with the level of expertise required for this job.
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