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expertise1

[ek-sper-teez] /ˌɛk spərˈtiz/
noun
1.
expert skill or knowledge; expertness; know-how:
business expertise.
2.
a written opinion by an expert, as concerning the authenticity or value of a work of art, manuscript, etc.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < French: survey, report (made by experts); -ise taken as an abstract noun suffix. See expert, -ise2

expertise2

[ek-sper-tahyz] /ˈɛk spərˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), expertised, expertising. Chiefly British
1.
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Examples from the web for expertise
  • The knowledge, expertise, and skills that you gain early on will form the foundation for your later investigations.
  • My expertise is all about ambushing and harrasing the opponent.
  • They invite me to appear at conferences to share my expertise.
  • This is a demanding position where you will make significant use of your scientific expertise.
  • The climb will be guided and is non-technical, meaning ropes and mountain climbing expertise are not necessary.
  • I'm not an entomologist, so I don't have the expertise for describing species.
  • It may also be true that writing about poetry requires a certain esoteric expertise that few have.
  • They immediately began sharing and building on each other's expertise.
  • The hard skills are the technical expertise you need to get the job done.
  • Perhaps your search has been limited geographically, or your field of expertise is very specific and narrow.
British Dictionary definitions for expertise

expertise

/ˌɛkspɜːˈtiːz/
noun
1.
special skill, knowledge, or judgment; expertness
Word Origin
C19: from French: expert skill, from expert

expertize

/ˈɛkspɜːˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
(US) to act as an expert or give an expert opinion (on)
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Word Origin and History for expertise
n.

1868, from French expertise (16c.) "expert appraisal, expert's report," from expert (see expert). Earlier in same sense was expertness (c.1600).

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