expertise

1
[ek-sper-teez]
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noun
  1. expert skill or knowledge; expertness; know-how: business expertise.
  2. a written opinion by an expert, as concerning the authenticity or value of a work of art, manuscript, etc.

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

expertize

[ek-sper-tahyz]
verb (used with or without object), ex·pert·ized, ex·pert·iz·ing.
  1. 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 expertises

expertise

noun
  1. special skill, knowledge, or judgment; expertness

Word Origin for expertise

C19: from French: expert skill, from expert

expertize

expertise

verb
  1. US to act as an expert or give an expert opinion (on)
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Word Origin and History for expertises

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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