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A person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.
adj. (ĕk′spûrt, ĭk-spûrt′)
Having, involving, or demonstrating skill in or knowledge of a certain subject. See Synonyms at proficient.

[Middle English, from Old French, experienced, from Latin expertus, past participle of experīrī, to try; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

ex′pert′ly adv.
ex′pert′ness n.
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Adv.1.expertly - in an expert manner; "he repaired the TV set expertly"
amateurishly - in an amateurish manner; "he performed the piece amateurishly"
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meî færni; prÿîilega


[ˈekspɜːtlɪ] ADVcon habilidad, con pericia (more frm)
she drove expertly through the trafficcondujo con habilidad or con pericia entre el tráfico
he handled the controls expertlymanejaba expertamente los mandos, manejaba los mandos con la habilidad de un experto
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[ˈɛkspɜːrtli] advhabilementexpert witness nexpert m
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adv (= skilfully)meisterhaft; drive, manoeuvregeschickt, gekonnt; repairfachmännisch; (= using expert knowledge) judge, examinesachverständig; the job was expertly donedie Arbeit wurde fachmännisch ausgeführt
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[ˈɛkspɜːtlɪ] advabilmente, con perizia
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(ˈekspəːt) adjective
(with at or on) skilled through training or practice. an expert car designer; I'm expert at map-reading; Get expert advice on plumbing.
a person who is an expert. an expert in political history / on ancient pottery.
ˈexpertly adverb
ˈexpertness noun
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