Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being expert; skill derived from practice; readiness; dexterity; adroitness: as, expertness in musical performance, or in seamanship; expertness in reasoning.
  • noun Synonyms Facility, Knack, etc. See readiness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Skill derived from practice; readiness.

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  • noun The state of being expert; skill or proficiency

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  • noun skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge

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Examples

  • Regarding the subject at hand here, though, I think that "expertness" in the case of the violinist and the programmer, it had a lot to do with being an expert at the use of the very few tools for those 10,000 hours (violin + sheet music or computer and programming language).

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  • I was ASTOUNDED by Mexico's intelligence and expertness in response and preparation for the cane.

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  • I was ASTOUNDED by Mexico's intelligence and expertness in response and preparation for the cane.

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  • I was ASTOUNDED by Mexico's intelligence and expertness in response and preparation for the cane.

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  • I was ASTOUNDED by Mexico's intelligence and expertness in response and preparation for the cane.

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  • I was ASTOUNDED by Mexico's intelligence and expertness in response and preparation for the cane.

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  • I was ASTOUNDED by Mexico's intelligence and expertness in response and preparation for the cane.

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  • I was ASTOUNDED by Mexico's intelligence and expertness in response and preparation for the cane.

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  • I was ASTOUNDED by Mexico's intelligence and expertness in response and preparation for the cane.

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  • Paraprofessional aides are much less technically expert than are professionals, but they often more than make up for their lower degree of technical expertise through their greater social expertness.

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