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"skill" in British English

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skillnoun [C or U]

uk   /skɪl/  us   /skɪl/
(Definition of skill from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"skill" in American English

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skillnoun [C/U]

 us   /skɪl/
a special ability to do something: [C] Schools often do not provide students with marketable skills. [U] He lacked skill as a painter.
skilled
adjective  us   /skɪld/
Many companies depend on skilled labor.
skillful
adjective  us   /ˈskɪl·fəl/
Kraft was a skillful composer.
skillfully
adverb  us   /ˈskɪl·fə·li/
Some students are unable to use dictionaries skillfully.
(Definition of skill from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"skill" in Business English

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skillnoun

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