from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A layman or a laywoman.
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- n. a person who is not a cleric
- n. one who is not formally trained in a given subject or profession
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person; a layman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
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And then to have to translate that knowledge to the layperson is a challenge.
The layperson is astonished, while the experts remain silent.
I, or any individual American layperson is not responsible for the Bush adminstration’s actions, or even Congress’ actions for the matter.
The problem is getting the science right in a form that is understandable and interesting to the layperson is a very difficult challenge.
Our very own Seifert Surface is a postdoctoral mathematician who can explain, in terms a layperson can grasp, what in the heck is going on with the many dozens and dozens - is that a legitimate quantity, Seifert?
To this layperson, that is the simplest, most elegant response to “cosmological fine-tuning”.
In other words, you don't know as a layperson what situations you could be in.
Media Watch: I was reading Asteroids by Curtis Peebles (2000, Smithsonian Institution Press) when I saw some things I hadn't expected to see in this kind of layperson's science book.
Without doubt the necessity of it is, and should be, to deter the culprit from continuing in such behavior, thereby protecting us, the average 'layperson', in the future; NOT JUST to compensate for excessive and INTENTIONAL wrongs or policies which destroyed lives and caused pain.
If you are a "layperson" of goodwill there are many things you can do.