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English definition of “skill”

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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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