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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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Exercise instructions are written in layman's terms and the pages are laid out so they can be conveniently photocopied for client use.
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.
0), which describes, in layman's terms, what the Y2K problem is, what its effects on the PC are (in hardware and software), and the changes that some PCs require in order to achieve compliance.
In layman's terms, what we are introducing is a system which ensures everyone involved in the manufacturing process, from seed to finished product, is working to the same agreed standard which will assure the supply of non GM ingredients.
In layman's terms, after all related expenses, before taxes, Troy has earned a $34,400 net profit over the course of the year.
Future Mud-Wrestlers of America, take heed: Your chosen sport puts you at high risk of developing the unsightly ravages of dermatitis palaestrae limosae, loosely translated into layman's terms as "mud-wrestler's rash.
In layman's terms, it means you sneeze and sniff for weeks, wallowing in misery.
To put this complicated technical lingo in layman's terms, "bananas" in this context refers to a level of call trading that defies all logic and reasonable expectations.
In my early days in the Northern League any player guilty of spitting was banned 'sine die', that's a lifetime ban in layman's terms.
You will by now know that the former Reds defender has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma - in layman's terms, cancer of the blood - and has returned to Merseyside to undergo treatment.
2 Fat Girl Slim from Bliss, pounds 28, is an advanced-technology adipose antagonist (which, in layman's terms, means it visibly diminishes those dastardly dimples) and features QuSome-encapsulated caffeine molecules for quick and targeted delivery.
The author describes basic overlay techniques in layman's terms that can be employed by a variety of users ranging from programmers to real estate agents and architects, and thoroughly explains the elements, types, syntax, file structures and conventions while managing large data sets.