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layman

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈleɪmən/ ( plural laymen) ( also layperson)
someone who does not have special knowledge of a subject: Could you please explain that in layman's terms (= in a simple way) ?Inexperienced (of people)Naive and trusting
Translations of “layman”
in Chinese (Traditional) 教堂, 普通教徒,平信徒…
in Russian непрофессионал…
in Turkish meslekten olmayan/deneyimsiz kişi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 教堂, 普通教徒,平信徒…
in Polish laik…
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