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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expert  \Ex*pert"\,  a.  [F.  expert,  L.  expertus  p.  p.  of  experiri 
  to  try  See  {Experience}.] 
  Taught  by  use  practice,  or  experience,  experienced;  having 
  facility  of  operation  or  performance  from  practice;  knowing 
  and  ready  from  much  practice;  clever;  skillful;  as  an  expert 
  surgeon;  expert  in  chess  or  archery. 
 
  A  valiant  and  most  expert  gentleman.  --Shak. 
 
  What  practice,  howsoe'er  expert  In  fitting  aptest  words 
  to  things  .  .  .  Hath  power  to  give  thee  as  thou  wert? 
  --Tennison. 
 
  Syn:  Adroit;  dexterous;  clever;  ready;  prompt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expert  \Ex"pert\,  n. 
  1.  An  expert  or  experienced  person;  one  instructed  by 
  experience;  one  who  has  skill,  experience,  or  extensive 
  knowledge  in  his  calling  or  in  any  special  branch  of 
  learning. 
 
  2.  (Law) 
  a  A  specialist  in  a  particular  profession  or  department 
  of  science  requiring  for  its  mastery  peculiar  culture 
  and  erudition. 
 
  Note:  Such  specialists  may  be  witnesses  in  matters  as  to 
  which  ordinary  observers  could  not  without  such  aid 
  form  just  conclusions,  and  are  liable  for  negligence  in 
  case  they  injure  another  from  want  of  proper 
  qualifications  or  proper  care  in  the  exercise  of  their 
  specialty. 
  b  A  sworn  appraiser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expert  \Ex*pert"\,  v.  t. 
  To  experience.  [Obs.] 
 
  Die  would  we  daily,  once  it  to  expert.  --Spencer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expert 
  adj  1:  having  or  showing  knowledge  and  skill  and  aptitude;  "adept 
  in  handicrafts";  "an  adept  juggler";  "an  expert  job"; 
  "a  good  mechanic";  "a  practiced  marksman";  "a 
  proficient  engineer";  "a  lesser-known  but  no  less 
  skillful  composer";  "the  effect  was  achieved  by 
  skillful  retouching"  [syn:  {adept},  {good},  {practiced}, 
  {proficient},  {skillful},  {skilful}] 
  2:  having  or  showing  great  skill  or  knowledge  or  special 
  training  as  expected  of  a  professional;  "an  expert 
  opinion" 
  n  :  a  person  who  performs  skillfully 




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