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hands-on

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌhænd.ˈzɒn/ us    /-ˈzɑːn/

hands-on adjective [before noun] (INVOLVED)

Someone with a hands-on way of doing things becomes closely involved in managing and organizing things and in making decisions: She's very much a hands-on manager.

hands-on adjective [before noun] (PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE)

Someone who has hands-on experience of something has done or used it rather than just read or learned about it: Many employers consider hands-on experience to be as useful as academic qualifications.
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