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skill

noun
 
 
/skɪl/ WORKPLACE, HR
[C, usually plural] a particular ability that you develop through training and experience and that is useful in a job: communication/interpersonal/negotiation skills Many young people have never learned the basic skill of good writing.business/specialist skills A growing part of the charity's work is providing business skills to developing economies.improve/sharpen/upgrade skills Improving your computer skills can help you find higher-paid work. We are facing a growing skills shortage in sciences. leadership/management/organizational skills analytical/practical/technical skills have/possess/lack skills acquire/develop/learn skills apply/use skills
[C or U] an ability to do an activity well, especially because you have practised it: He brings his considerable skill and expertise to the role.
→ See also deskill, people skills, reskill, transferable skills
(Definition of skill from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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