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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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This is practically impossible in the initial years when expertness are high as against returns Hence retention from 30-40 am 25--30 per cent of sales proceed should be allowed for an exporting company having sales up to $ 10 million and more than $10 million respectively.
Eight 7-point adjective scales (anchored at 1=not at all, and 7=very) were used to measure participants' evaluation of Web pages' credibility, in which the credibility dimension of trustworthiness included five items: accurate, complete, unbiased, responsible, and trustworthy; the credibility dimension of expertness included three items: expert, important, and wise.
More modern conceptions of ethos expand the concept beyond the text to include the audience's perception of the speaker, or the "source credibility," such as his or her "intentions, expertness, and trustworthiness" (Jasinski 2001).
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President said that Pakistan has decided to avail Chinese expertness in fields of agriculture, industry, housing and energy sectors.
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Nerison and Claiborn (1990) found client perceptions of counselor levels of expertness to influence the effectiveness of counseling, with higher perceived expertness leading to better results.

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