Meaning of expert

ex•pert

Pronunciation: (n., v.ek'spûrtadj.ek'spûrt, ik&sylpspûrt'), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who has special skill or knowledge in some particular field; specialist; authority: a language expert.
    1. the highest rating in rifle marksmanship, above that of marksman and sharpshooter.
    2. a person who has achieved such a rating.
—adj.
  1. possessing special skill or knowledge; trained by practice; skillful or skilled (often fol. by in or at): an expert driver; to be expert at driving a car.
  2. pertaining to, coming from, or characteristic of an expert: expert work; expert advice.
—v.t.
  1. to act as an expert for.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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