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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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In laymans terms, green building means causing little damage to the environment with high performing homes.
In laymans terms, that roughly means for every one gallon of water Ford used in manufacturing in 2000, it aims to use about one liter by 2020.
In laymans terms, cloud computing is like having a storage unit for your online stuff.
This book takes a tough topic like patent law and does an admirable job of explaining it in laymans terms without all the legal jargon.
In laymans terms, it means we can offer customers the capability to ensure the quality of components for one offs/prototypes can now be transferred into the thousands normally found in mid to serial production.
NLG platforms could review the medical chart, and generate a report for you (a non-medical professional) in laymans terms to explain your loved ones health: from diagnosis to treatment.