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laymannoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈleɪ.mən/ (plural -men uk   /-mən/ us   ) (also layperson )
(Definition of layman from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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laymannoun [C]

 us   /ˈleɪ·mən/ (also layperson,  /ˈleɪˌpɜr·sən/ , laywoman,  /ˈleɪ·wʊm·ən/ )
a ​person who is not ​trained in or does not have a ​detailedknowledge of a ​particularsubject: The ​book is ​supposed to be the layman’s ​guide to ​homerepair. A layman or layperson is also a ​member of a ​religion who is not a ​member of the ​clergy.
(Definition of layman from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “layman”
in Chinese (Simplified) 教堂, 普通教徒,平信徒…
in Turkish meslekten olmayan/deneyimsiz kişi…
in Russian непрофессионал…
in Chinese (Traditional) 教堂, 普通教徒,平信徒…
in Polish laik…
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