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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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You only have to look at Tesco and Sainsbury's where so-called restructuring is taking place - in laymen's terms redundancies - where over 2,000 jobs will be cut in pursuit of larger profits.
As per the laymen's terms, what it will be building is the motor that opens the airplane's bomb-bay doors.
Intended for social media users and bloggers, this book uses laymen's terms to make digital media legal jargon easier to understand while offering practical advice on how to get your message across without getting sued in the US and abroad.
Having a well planned-out pamphlet will explain the illness to parents in laymen's terms, as well as educate parents on how to properly care for their child; it is a wonderful tool for ensuring a child's overall well-being.
During his time at CMI, Kay has been the lead coordinator and instructor for hundreds of courses and remains well recognized and respected throughout the industry for his ability to interpret complex metallurgical data, particularly in the areas of gating and risering technology and casting defect identification and analysis, and relate the information in laymen's terms to a wide variety of audiences.
The report is fully explained in laymen's terms and is easy to understand.
While the book is not exactly written in laymen's terms, anyone who has the confidence to select their own stocks should be able to understand its concepts with no problem.
Thompson also wanted someone to explain the numbers in laymen's terms to his production manager and crews.
When scientists were working on the Hubble telescope, they created, in laymen's terms, a super--sensitive camera.
Wehrell says that the distinguishing kinetic about Vertimax is that it applies a non-varying level of resistance throughout the complete concentric and eccentric movement, or, in laymen's terms, the entire jumping motion.
Archbishop Chaput said Catholics need to know what the Church teaches about contraception because the 'teaching on contraception has been a battleground for those with differing views of Church authority, and, additionally, it would be a fitting tribute to the Pope to put into laymen's terms the teaching of John Paul II on the human body'" (Wanderer, Nov 20/03).
In laymen's terms, it represents a large-scale shift in ocean temperatures and other factors that contribute to generally cooler and drier weather in Southern California, particularly near the coast.
In laymen's terms, it makes software to control Internet traffic, content and security and helps limit bandwidth congestion and speed up servers.
Using USDA grant money, Mason also produced a video that explains food safety principles and irradiation in laymen's terms.
In laymen's terms, can you help me to understand this problem and what can be done to ease the pain of heel spurs?