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Meaning of “talent” in the English Dictionary

"talent" in British English

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talentnoun

uk   us   /ˈtæl.ənt/
  • talent noun (NATURAL ABILITY)

B1 [C or U] (someone who has) a ​naturalability to be good at something, ​especially without being ​taught: Her talent formusicshowed at an early ​age. His ​artistic talents were ​wasted in his ​boringjob.

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  • talent noun (ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE)

[U] UK slang mainly humorous people who are ​sexuallyattractive: There was plenty of talent at the ​party last ​night.
talentless
adjective uk   us   /-ləs/
(Definition of talent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"talent" in American English

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talentnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈtæl·ənt/
a ​specialnaturalability to do something well, or ​people who have this ​ability: [C] His talents are being ​wasted in that ​job. [U] The ​baseballscouts are ​looking for new talent.
talented
adjective  us   /ˈtæl·ən·tɪd/
A very ​young and talented violinist was the ​guestsoloist.
(Definition of talent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"talent" in Business English

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talentnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈtælənt/
a ​naturalskill or ​ability: The ​successfulcandidate will have both talent and ​drive. The ​companybenefited from her ​expertise and talents in ​sales.a talent for sth He had a great talent for ​business.
HR a ​person or ​people with a ​naturalskill or ​ability: The ​company has shown that it can ​attract and ​retain top talent. Other ​industries facing a talent ​shortage can easily ​outsourcejobsoverseas. He's considered one of the greatest talents in the ​programmingworld.
(Definition of talent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “talent”
in Korean 재능…
in Arabic مَوْهِبة…
in Malaysian bakat…
in French talent…
in Russian талант…
in Chinese (Traditional) 天分, 天分,天賦, 天才,有天分者…
in Italian talento…
in Turkish yetenek, kabiliyet, istidat…
in Polish talent, zdolności…
in Spanish talento…
in Vietnamese tài năng…
in Portuguese talento, dom…
in Thai ความสามารถพิเศษ…
in German das Talent…
in Catalan talent, do…
in Japanese 才能, 素質…
in Chinese (Simplified) 天分, 天分,天赋, 天才,有天分者…
in Indonesian bakat…
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