Experience vs. Expertise

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Main Difference

The main difference between Experience and Expertise is that the Experience is a knowledge or mastery of an event or subject gained through involvement in or exposure to it and Expertise is a occupation.

  • Experience (noun)

    Event(s) of which one is cognizant.

    "It was an experience he would not soon forget."

  • Experience (noun)

    An activity one has performed.

  • Experience (noun)

    A activities from which an individual or group may gather knowledge, opinions, and skills.

  • Experience (noun)

    The knowledge thus gathered.

  • Experience (verb)

    To observe certain events; undergo a certain feeling or process; or perform certain actions that may alter one or contribute to one's knowledge, opinions, or skills.

  • Expertise (noun)

    Great skill or knowledge in a particular field or hobby.

    "The scientist has expertise in the field of nuclear fusion."

  • Expertise (noun)

    Advice, or opinion, of an expert.

Oxford Dictionary
Webster Dictionary
  • Experience (noun)

    the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities;

    "a man of experience"

    "experience is the best teacher"

  • Experience (noun)

    the content of direct observation or participation in an event;

    "he had a religious experience"

    "he recalled the experience vividly"

  • Experience (noun)

    an event as apprehended;

    "a surprising experience"

    "that painful experience certainly got our attention"

  • Experience (verb)

    go or live through;

    "We had many trials to go through"

    "he saw action in Viet Nam"

  • Experience (verb)

    have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations;

    "I know the feeling!"

    "have you ever known hunger?"

    "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"

    "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"

    "I lived through two divorces"

  • Experience (verb)

    of mental or physical states or experiences;

    "get an idea"

    "experience vertigo"

    "get nauseous"

    "undergo a strange sensation"

    "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"

    "The fluid undergoes shear"

    "receive injuries"

    "have a feeling"

  • Experience (verb)

    undergo an emotional sensation;

    "She felt resentful"

    "He felt regret"

  • Experience (verb)


    "The stocks had a fast run-up"

  • Expertise (noun)

    skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge

Princeton's WordNet

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