See also: expèrt

English

 
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Etymology

From Old French, from Latin expertus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

expert (comparative more expert, superlative most expert)

  1. Extraordinarily capable or knowledgeable.
    I am expert at making a simple situation complex.
    My cousin is an expert pianist.
  2. Characteristic of an expert.
    This problem requires expert knowledge.
  3. (obsolete) Proven, experienced, veteran.

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Noun

expert (plural experts)

  1. A person with extensive knowledge or ability in a given subject.
    • If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert. - David Ben-Gurion
    • 2013 July 20, “Welcome to the plastisphere”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
      Plastics are energy-rich substances, which is why many of them burn so readily. Any organism that could unlock and use that energy would do well in the Anthropocene. Terrestrial bacteria and fungi which can manage this trick are already familiar to experts in the field.
    We called in several experts on the subject, but they couldn't reach an agreement.
  2. (chess) A player ranking just below master.

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Further reading

  • "expert" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 129.

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Catalan

Adjective

expert (feminine experta, masculine plural experts, feminine plural expertes)

  1. expert

Noun

expert m (plural experts, feminine experta)

  1. expert
    Synonym: perit

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Czech

Pronunciation

Noun

expert m

  1. expert (person with extensive knowledge or ability in a given subject)
    Synonyms: odborník, znalec

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Further reading

  • expert in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • expert in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch expert, from Middle French expert, from Old French expert, from Latin expertus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): (chiefly Netherlands) /ɛkˈspɛːr/, (chiefly Belgium) /ɛkˈspɛrt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ex‧pert
  • Rhymes: -ɛːr, -ɛrt

Noun

expert m (plural experts or experten, diminutive expertje n)

  1. expert

Usage notes

The word can be pronounced in a way that corresponds with the spelling (common in Belgian-Dutch) or a way that corresponds to the French pronunciation (common in Netherland-Dutch). In the literal pronunciation, the plural is experten; in the French pronunciation, it is experts.

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  • Afrikaans: ekspert
  • Indonesian: eksper
  • West Frisian: ekspert

French

Etymology

From Latin expertus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

expert (feminine singular experte, masculine plural experts, feminine plural expertes)

  1. expert

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Noun

expert m (plural experts, feminine experte)

  1. expert

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German

Etymology

From French expert.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɛksˈpɛʁt]
  • Hyphenation: ex‧pert
  • (file)

Adjective

expert (not comparable)

  1. expert

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Portuguese

Etymology

Unadapted borrowing from English expert. Doublet of esperto and experto.

Pronunciation

Noun

expert m, f (plural experts)

  1. expert (person with extensive knowledge or ability in a given field)
    Synonyms: especialista, perito, experto

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Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French expert, from Latin expertus.

Noun

expert m (plural experți, feminine equivalent expertă)

  1. expert (person with extensive knowledge or ability in a given field)
  2. (computing) wizard (program or script used to simplify complex operations)

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Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

expert c

  1. expert

Declension

Declension of expert 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative expert experten experter experterna
Genitive experts expertens experters experternas

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