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in layman's terms

In words that can be understood by people outside of a given profession or field of expertise, i.e., without the use of jargon or highly technical terms. Chronic atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries has stopped oxygen-rich blood from reaching the heart, leading to a myocardial infarction. In layman's terms, you've suffered a heart attack. I wish these software agreements would be written in layman's terms, rather than this legalese gobbledygook.
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Fifty-eight percent of reporters seek a spokesperson who "will bring the topic to the consumer level," or communicate issues in layman's terms.
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In layman's terms, we can test more variations of product-service offers at more levels of pricing using DDC than with other more simplistic techniques.
Hall, a partner in Lambourn's Hall and Lawrence practice, explained that, in layman's terms, a lateral condylar fracture of the right hindleg means the outside corner of the cannonbone has been broken.
In layman's terms, introducing species tends to raise the total number of species living in a given ecosystem, not decrease it.
The first is the new 1999 Nonwoven Fabrics Handbook, which provides a complete introduction to the nonwovens industry in easy-to-read, layman's terms.
The Reality of God" puts forth in layman's terms how science and the natural world point to God's existence.
In layman's terms, the middle lane now allows motorists to turn right onto the A19 northbound as well as drive straight on along the A174 towards Thornaby which should reduce any tailbacks at peak hours.
In layman's terms, a stroke is essentially a bleed of blood clot released into the brain.
As a consequence, local government has received a reduction in grants from central Government which, in layman's terms, means there is less available to support all aspects of city services.
In layman's terms, the mosquito's kidneys shut down, it can't pee, and it nearly explodes," he said.
In layman's terms, it's simple to control, yet flexible to allow touch screen or keypad operation.
Safina is able to once again meld science and natural history in understandable layman's terms.
Mersey travel is to be congratulated on a fantastic tour with knowledgeable guides and eloquent engineers who explain the workings in the control room in layman's terms.
In layman's terms, it was as if this woman had been pregnant with quintuplets.