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Medspeak A person widely recognized as a reliable source of skill or knowledge whose faculty for judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely is accorded authority and status by their peers or the public in a specific well-distinguished domain. An expert, more generally, is a person with extensive knowledge or ability based on research, experience, or occupation and in a particular area of study. See Physician expert


Medtalk A cove (British slang term) with book (learned) or street smarts who is held to have special knowledge and capable of convincing a jury black is white, or vice versa; for every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. See Physician expert. Cf Hired gun.


n a person who has special skill or knowledge in a particular subject, such as a science or art, whether acquired by experience or study; a specialist.
expert system,
n a computer program that follows a logical pathway or algorithm to a conclusion in a manner that mimics what an expert in the field would follow.
expert testimony,
n the sworn statements of a person with special knowledge about a subject under consideration by a court of law.
expert witness,
n a person who has special knowledge of a subject about which a court requests testimony to educate the court and the jury in the subject under consideration.

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Q. I want to know if somebody could give me some expert advice on what to eat for my meals. hello ……I'm trying to lose body fat but at the same time build some muscle within 4 months period. My hope is that when I've shredded all the fat off, I'll have something nice to show to everyone on my birthday. I'm 5'8 and I weigh 210 already. I dropped 3 pounds but I want to know if somebody could give me some expert advice on what to eat for my meals.

A. A good general program of dieting to lose 2lbs a week while lifting weights. Go with a high protein, low carbohydrate type diet. Workout 6 days a week alternating upper body one day lower body the next, take one day off. That’s it as simple as eating and as difficult as working hard. Cheers! and invite me for your birthday.

Q. I heard that division into stages does not exist for fibromyalgia. Can any experts in pain treatment explain?

A. My friend, did you read it from just some where or from a trusted source? For your information that diagnosis is improved so much with the aid of APD that quadrant pain really can be diagnosed and pain n half the body. For the first time, this has made it possible to explain the phenomenon of quadrant pain and pain restricted to one half of the body, which experts in pain treatment had never been able to explain. This corresponds to the 1st stage of fibromyalgia.

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The finding that the intervention did not affect any participant scores on the BAPS Intention and Expertness scales further supports the notion that the intervention lacked persuasive power.
Undergraduate IS programs are struggling to produce students with the expertness and professionalism these firms need as they place new hires on important business contracts.
Recognizing this, I would describe Nathan Scott's life and work as he described Ralph Ellison's--"all [of it] being done with the ease that comes from enormous expertness of craft, from deep intimacy of knowledge, and from love" ("Ellison's Vision" 312).
But while now upon so wide a field thus variously accomplished and with such liveliness of expertness in him, too; all this would seem to argue some uncommon vivacity of intelligence.
Librarians must recast themselves without espousing our expertness, without claiming that we know the only correct way to conduct information seeking.
There is no problem to use proper literature for ergonomic evaluation of workplaces but this is in many times quite difficult according to considerable expertness of the text and huge amount of information.
Synonyms listed for "art" include skill, cunning, artifice and craft, suggesting personal or creative power, technical knowledge and proficiency, ingenuity, and expertness in workmanship (Merriam-Webster Online, 2008).
The paradox is that experience alone is no guarantee of expertness and that experienced people may be trapped in dysfunctional cultural patterns of repeating what has worked in the past--the tyranny of success in the context of a hyperturbulent environment.
expertness, attractiveness, and trustworthiness), (d) techniques used by the consultant, and (e) quality of the relationship between the consultant and the client (Martin et al.
But it's still weird how so many people see me, and my large round face, as a source of local geographical expertness.
Seamanship, as an art of special character, was beginning to change its form with the passing of sail power and its supersession by the steam engine; while requiring in its new form no less ability and practiced judgment in the handling of large ships, it offered a diminished field for expertness in craft of only moderate size and speed among officers doing simple watch duty not in company with other ships; and, therefore, it was threatened with a materially lessened regard.
Playing With Print" offers a wealth of different ways to incorporate print into the instruction curriculum for reading and writing that will attract, engage and inspire children to attach meaning to the printed word with a naturalness and expertness that will stand them in very good stead for further academic achievement.