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noun as in amateur

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To be sure, some problems will require a qualified computer scientist, but citizen-developer toolkits enable laymen to manage simpler solutions on their own.

As it stands, there is a mismatch between the rules scientists write by compared with those that laymen read by.

Even a layman can see the unconnected letters and the strange angles of the note.

Art Layman: Could it be that Adelson is really a closet Dem?

Reading such a thing might convince the layman that getting hammered is healthy for the heart.

Nuclear jargon has evolved into a code that is indecipherable to the layman.

I was once present at a dispute between a layman and a clergyman, upon the subject of dreams.

Lawyers always underestimate the legal knowledge of an intelligent layman.

Of the writers who deal with music from the point of view of the cultivated layman, Aristotle is undoubtedly the most instructive.

They agreed in language too technical for a layman to understand that the cause of Doris' blindness was gradually disappearing.

The difference between maximum and minimum flow of most of our streams when stated in figures is startling to the layman.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to layman, such as: parishioner, believer, dilettante, follower, member, and neophyte.

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