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English definition of “lay”


adjective [before noun] (NOT TRAINED)    /leɪ/
not trained in or not having a detailed knowledge of a particular subject : From a lay viewpoint the questionnaire is virtually incomprehensible . → See also laymanEmployment status and types of work
(Definition of lay adjective (NOT TRAINED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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