expertise

1
[ ek-sper-teez ]
/ ˌɛk spərˈtiz /

noun

expert skill or knowledge; expertness; know-how: business expertise.
a written opinion by an expert, as concerning the authenticity or value of a work of art, manuscript, etc.

Nearby words

  1. experimentation,
  2. experimenter effect,
  3. expert,
  4. expert system,
  5. expert witness,
  6. expertism,
  7. expertize,
  8. expertly,
  9. experto crede,
  10. expiable

Origin of expertise

1
1865–70; < French: survey, report (made by experts); -ise taken as an abstract noun suffix. See expert, -ise2

expertise

2
[ ek-sper-tahyz ]
/ ˈɛk spərˌtaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), ex·pert·ised, ex·pert·ising. Chiefly British.

expertize

[ ek-sper-tahyz ]
/ ˈɛk spərˌtaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), ex·pert·ized, ex·pert·iz·ing.

to study or investigate as an expert.
Also especially British, ex·pert·ise.

Origin of expertize

First recorded in 1885–90; expert + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for expertise

expertise

/ (ˌɛkspɜːˈtiːz) /

noun

special skill, knowledge, or judgment; expertness

Word Origin for expertise

C19: from French: expert skill, from expert

expertize

expertise

/ (ˈɛkspɜːˌtaɪz) /

verb

US to act as an expert or give an expert opinion (on)
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Word Origin and History for expertise

expertise

n.

1868, from French expertise (16c.) "expert appraisal, expert's report," from expert (see expert). Earlier in same sense was expertness (c.1600).

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