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Expert

 

(1) A specialist (in, for example, an area of science, technology, or art) who is invited to help study problems whose solution requires specialized knowledge (see).

(2) In law, a person who has specialized knowledge and is asked to conduct an examination (see). The request may come from agencies of investigation, the court, other governmental agencies (such as an arbitration tribunal), or nongovernmental agencies (such as an arbitration board). In the USSR the work of an expert is regulated by procedural legislation and statutes that pertain to the institutions conducting examinations. Questions that are decided by an expert should not involve the juridical aspects of a criminal or civil case. Conclusions are presented by the expert in written form. The expert may be held criminally responsible for knowingly giving a false conclusion or for refusing without reason to present his conclusion.

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But as with the remainder of the book, those with little or no knowledge of Indian culture will find themselves at a considerable disadvantage and at times lost in minutiae that are of some moment, perhaps, to specialists and cognoscenti.
Pundits, the press, and other elements of the cognoscenti invariably attempt to make every year "the year of" something.
Recounting how back in the 1950s and 1960s, his basic theory on fiber optics was trashed by the cognoscenti, he said, "We were not properly appraised then because there were a lot of times within the circle of Japanese researchers that we tended to impede each other and get in each other's way.
Three Lives (1909), Tender Buttons (1914), Geography and Plays (1921), The Making of Americans (1925), and the self-published Plain Edition volumes of the late 1920s and early 1930s thus made Stein available to the cognoscenti but not to the literate masses.
They said, to sell managed care you just need a small group of cognoscenti to go out and establish your product on whatever formula and you don't need these large armies of reps.
Baldwin makes use of general semantics formulations in ways that the novice will easily understand, and the cognoscenti will appreciate.
Although ISDN has been around for about a decade, until recently only the communications cognoscenti knew about it because, for reasons best known by the phone companies, ISDN was never actively promoted.
Among the vitamin cognoscenti, vitamin E has built a solid reputation as a free radical fighter, ridding the body of the highly reactive molecules that may cause cancer and other woes (SN: 4/22/95, p.
For the cognoscenti, no doubt there will be many acid recriminations for it is true that, unless one is actually involved in the events described, there is no means of telling how accurate they are.
While they built varied portfolios in areas ranging from municipal, corporate and international finance to advisory services and asset management, only the finance cognoscenti recognized their skills.
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a market leader in laboratory and financial systems for the commercial laboratory, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Cognoscenti Health Institute (Orlando, Florida) to install and maintain Seacoast's premier billing and accounts receivable system SurroundLab[TM]AR.