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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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we do not even know what it is about," said a Coptic layman who is responsible for a charitable society that serves around 60 Coptic women.
The $27,000 grant will allow Layman and Love to purchase additional equipment to enhance the program, including a laser engraver, 3D printer and computer-controlled cutting machine to give their middle school students access to equipment used by professionals and help them produce commercial quality work.
I am thrilled to join the IFA, an organization rooted in protecting a business model that has created jobs for so many Americans," said Layman.
Stepped up to Group 1 level, Layman ran second as favourite to Divine Proportions in the Prix Morny before finishing a close third to Oratorio in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere.
It was no surprise when Durham put the game beyond the visitors when Layman got her reward for tireless efforts.
Matt Layman opened a 4,000-SF satellite Layman's General Hardware store in Bentonville on March 16.
WEST BRIDGEWATER, MASSACHUSETTS) -- Millrock, manufacturers of modular casework and refrigerated food cases for specialty retailers, recently named Timothy Layman as a sales executive.
The Dubai outfit run both Layman and Echo Of Light in the race, with retained rider Frankie Dettori opting to partner the former and Ted Durcan on the supplemented Echo Of Light.
Godolphin are currently four-handed in the mile feature, sponsored by Barclays Bank plc, having also accepted with Layman and Council Member, as well as the six-year-old Blatant.
FRANKIE DETTORI returned to action after his eight-week injury break on Friday and the Sardinian, a much-missed absentee from the big summer meetings, can take this afternoon's televised Celebration Mile at Goodwood on Godolphin's Layman.
Supersub Kerrin McEvoy will have to make way for Frankie when the highly promising Layman runs at Goodwood next weekend, where his target is the Group 2 totesport Celebration Mile.
To a layman like me, it seems almost impossible that light reflected from a body that lies "much farther from the star than Pluto does from the sun" could be seen from Earth at a distance of 450 light years, when Pluto, only 6 light hours away, reflects so little light to Earth ("Stellar Question: Extrasolar planet or failed star?
However, despite its shortcomings the map is a welcome introduction to the surrounding geology for the layman.
Gaudi was a layman, which also makes him stand out as an oddity among male saints, who are mostly clerics.
Cheri Layman, who is homeless and in her late 30s or early 40s, was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center, where she was undergoing treatment Sunday night.