Meaning of “talent” in the English Dictionary

"talent" in British English

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talentnoun

uk /ˈtæl.ənt/ us /ˈtæl.ənt/

talent noun (NATURAL ABILITY)

B1 [ C or U ] (someone who has) a natural ability to be good at something, especially without being taught:

Her talent for music showed at an early age.
His artistic talents were wasted in his boring job.

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talent noun (ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE)

[ U ] UK slang mainly humorous people who are sexually attractive:

There was plenty of talent at the party last night.
talentless
adjective uk /ˈtæl.ən.t.ləs/ us /ˈtæl.ən.t.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 special natural ability to do something well, or people who have this ability:

[ C ] His talents are being wasted in that job.
[ U ] The baseball scouts are looking for new talent.
talented
adjective us /ˈtæl·ən·tɪd/

A very young and talented violinist was the guest soloist.

(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 /ˈtælənt/ us

a natural skill or ability:

The successful candidate will have both talent and drive.
The company benefited 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 natural skill or ability:

The company has shown that it can attract and retain top talent.
Other industries facing a talent shortage can easily outsource jobs overseas.
He's considered one of the greatest talents in the programming world.

(Definition of “talent” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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