Chief vs Expert - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between chief and expert

is that chief is (senseid)a leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc while expert is (label) rate assessor.

As an adjective chief

is primary; principal.

chief

English

(wikipedia chief)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (senseid)A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.
  • * 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 4:
  • My father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, was a chief by both blood and custom.
  • (heraldiccharge) The top part of a shield or escutcheon.
  • * 1889 , Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry :
  • When the Chief' is Charged with any figure, in blazon it is said to be "''On a '''Chief ".
  • (senseid)A head officer in a department, organization etc.; a boss.
  • All firefighters report to the fire chief .
  • An informal address to an equal.
  • Hey, chief.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    (chief) * chief constable * chiefess * chief executive * chief executive officer/CEO * chief legal officer * chief mate * chief of staff * chief of state * chief petty officer * commander in chief * dexter chief * editor in chief * fire chief * in chief * police chief * war chief

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Primary; principal.
  • Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster.

    See also

    * chef

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    expert

    English

    (wikipedia expert)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Extraordinarily capable or knowledgeable.
  • I am expert at making a simple situation complex.
    My cousin is an expert pianist.
  • Characteristic of an expert.
  • This problem requires expert knowledge.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * inexpert * nonexpert

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person with extensive knowledge or ability in a given subject.
  • * If an expert''' says it can't be done, get another '''expert . -
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Welcome to the plastisphere , passage=Plastics are energy-rich substances, which is why many of them burn so readily. Any organism that could unlock and use that energy would do well in the Anthropocene. Terrestrial bacteria and fungi which can manage this trick are already familiar to experts in the field.}}
  • (chess) A player ranking just below master.