(Ex*per"i*men`ter) n. One who makes experiments; one skilled in experiments. Faraday.
(Ex*per"i*men`tist) n. An experimenter.
(Ex`per*rec"tion) n. [L. expergisci, p. p. experrectus, to rouse up; ex out + pergere to
wake up.] A waking up or arousing. [Obs.] Holland
(Ex*pert") a. [F. expert, L. expertus, p. p. of experiri to try. See Experience.] Taught by
use, practice, or experience, experienced; having facility of operation or performance from practice; knowing
and ready from much practice; clever; skillful; as, an expert surgeon; expert in chess or archery.
A valiant and most expert gentleman.Shak.
What practice, howsoe'er expertTennyson.
In fitting aptest words to things . . .
Hath power to give thee as thou
Syn. Adroit; dexterous; clever; ready; prompt.
1. An expert or experienced person; one instructed by experience; one who has skill, experience, or extensive
knowledge in his calling or in any special branch of learning.
2. (Law) (a) A specialist in a particular profession or department of science requiring for its mastery
peculiar culture and erudition.
Such specialists may be witnesses in matters as to which ordinary observers could not without such
aid form just conclusions, and are liable for negligence in case they injure another from want of proper
qualifications or proper care in the exercise of their specialty.
(b) A sworn appraiser.
(Ex*pert") v. t. To experience. [Obs.]
Die would we daily, once it to expert.Spencer.
(Ex*pert"ly), adv. In a skillful or dexterous manner; adroitly; with readiness and accuracy.
(Ex*pert"ness), n. Skill derived from practice; readiness; as, expertness in seamanship, or in
Syn. Facility; readiness; dexterity; adroitness; skill. See Facility.
(Ex*pet"ible) a. [L., expetibilis, fr. expetere to wish for; ex out + petere to seek.] Worthy
of being wished for; desirable. [Obs.] Puller.
(Ex"pi*a*ble) a. [See Expiate.] Capable of being expiated or atoned for; as, an expiable
offense; expiable guilt. Bp. Hall.
(Ex"pi*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expiated; p. pr. & vb. n. Expiating] [L. expiatus, p. p. of
expiare to expiate; ex out + piare to seek to appease, to purify with sacred rites, fr. pius pious. See