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English definition of “skilled”

skilled

adjective
 
 
/skɪld/ HR, WORKPLACE
having the special abilities and experience to do a particular job well: skilled employees/staff/workers The temporary visas are available for skilled foreign workers. skilled negotiators/politicians/professionalsbe skilled at/in doing sth The highly-successful supermarket giant is skilled at obtaining products cheaply.
skilled work needs to be done by someone who has had special training: skilled labour/work This is highly skilled work - it can't be done by people we pull off the street.
the skilled [plural] people who have been trained to do a particular job: The United States and France are among those with time-limited visas for the skilled.
→ See also low-skilled, multi-skilled, semi-skilled, unskilled
(Definition of skilled from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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