in layperson's terms

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in layperson'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 layperson's terms, you've suffered a heart attack. I wish these software agreements would be written in layperson's terms, rather than this legalese gobbledygook.
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