- a person who has special skill or knowledge in some particular field; specialist; authority: a language expert.
- the highest rating in rifle marksmanship, above that of marksman and sharpshooter.
- a person who has achieved such a rating.
- possessing special skill or knowledge; trained by practice; skillful or skilled (often followed by in or at): an expert driver; to be expert at driving a car.
- pertaining to, coming from, or characteristic of an expert: expert work; expert advice.
- to act as an expert for.
Origin of expert
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Examples from the Web for non-expert
This has been written in simple language, so that the schoolboy and non-expert can use it.An Australian Bird Book
John Albert Leach
The selection of experts by the non-expert can be wise only by accident.The Inhumanity of Socialism
Edward F. Adams
To the non-expert, however, this perfected form is a stumbling block.Democracy and Education
It seems to me, the whole thing, very neatly and tactfully done for an amateur, a non-expert.The Letters of Henry James (volume I)
- a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field
- skilful or knowledgeable
- of, involving, or done by an expertan expert job
Word Origin and History for non-expert
late 14c., from Old French expert and directly from Latin expertus, past participle of experiri "to try, test" (see experience). The noun sense of "person wise through experience" existed 15c., reappeared 1825. Related: Expertly.