A person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.
adj. (ĕkspûrt, 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-3 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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