Definition of expertise in English:



  • [mass noun] Expert skill or knowledge in a particular field.

    ‘technical expertise’
    • ‘That, at least to some extent, may well be no more than a reflection of my lack of expertise in this field.’
    • ‘The hospital trust shares its medical expertise in the field of blood diseases with the facility in India.’
    • ‘Each field requires its own expertise and in politics there are no simple solutions.’
    • ‘That task is a field of expertise which the Federal Court has specialised skills in.’
    • ‘They are asking for a fair day's pay for a fair day's work that reflects their expertise and skill.’
    • ‘You don't improve these abilities in the same way that you learn technical expertise.’
    • ‘He had a clear knowledge and expertise in the management of people with autistic spectrum disorder.’
    • ‘Large chunks of money and technical expertise went into the production of these films.’
    • ‘It is wise to examine all the options and then make a commitment to one area of expertise and master it.’
    • ‘I do rely on him because his technical expertise is superb and his ability to predict the future has been uncanny.’
    • ‘I'm sure she can bring her expertise and local knowledge to bear to put on a great meet.’
    • ‘He is considered a strong asset as a result of his expertise in the justice field.’
    • ‘The knowledge and expertise gleaned over the years is now shared with other groups.’
    • ‘Though she wanted to say something, she felt it more to be in her co-worker's field of expertise.’
    • ‘He stressed the need for local knowledge and expertise in dealing with flooding not to be lost under the new system.’
    • ‘Using their own expertise and knowledge, the pair hope to do much of the conversion work themselves.’
    • ‘They were looking for someone with financial and commercial expertise and experience.’
    • ‘With two teams of referees on the field there will be no shortage of expertise on the rules of the game.’
    • ‘I have seen the staff of the health service who show not just skill and expertise but love, care and friendship.’
    • ‘Each member casts a ballot for the category of competition in their field of expertise.’
    skill, skilfulness, expertness, prowess, proficiency, competence
    knowledge, command, mastery, virtuosity
    ability, aptitude, facility, knack, capability, gift
    deftness, dexterity, adroitness
    calibre, professionalism
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Mid 19th century: from French, from expert (see expert).