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hands-onadjective

 /ˈhændzˈɔn, -ˈɑn/
  • hands-on adjective (INVOLVED)

actively involved with other people in making decisions and doing work: She’s a hands-on manager.
  • hands-on adjective (DOING)

obtained by doing something, not by reading about it or by watching it done: hands-on experience/training/education
(Definition of hands-on from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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hands-onadjective

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of hands-on from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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