Meaning of “hands-on” in the English Dictionary

"hands-on" in American English

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/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:

(Definition of “hands-on” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hands-on" in Business English

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uk /ˌhændzˈɒn/ us

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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