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hands-on

adjective
 
 
/ˌhændzˈɒn/
WORKPLACE directly involved in making decisions about the way in which things should be done: As a manager, she was always very hands-on. a hands-on approach
relating to or providing experience of something: On the course, the youth learn various job skills in a hands-on learning environment.hands-on education/learning/training The technical college offers hands-on training for students who want to learn the building trades.
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