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experience

noun     /ɪkˈspɪəriəns/
[U] HR knowledge or skill that you get from doing, seeing , or feeling things, or the process of getting this: His knowledge and experience will be a great asset to the board in our future growth .have experience of sth Do you have any experience of working with heavy machinery ?gain/get experience As we gained experience of interpreting the data we were able to work faster .experience as sth They employed someone with many years ' experience as a mine regulator .experience in sth Their experience in marketing and promotion has brought excellent results .work/professional experience My work experience includes one year as an accounts clerk , and two years as a shop assistant .past/previous/prior experience No previous experience is necessary as full training will be offered .extensive/considerable experience Carol has extensive experience in consumer advice and trading standards . practical / relevant experience personal /first-hand/ direct experience I have three years of experience.by/from experience I know from experience that the manager's job does not end at closing time .in sb's experience In our experience, the most successful projects come from strong , diverse teams .
[C] something that happens to you that affects how you feel : a good/great/positive experience We want to make visiting the website a good experience for all our users . a useful / valuable / educational experiencebe/provide/offer an experience It was an amazing experience to participate in the forum .customer/shopping/learning experience People who shop here care about the customer experience and the quality of service they receive .
→ See also hands-on experience, work experience
(Definition of experience noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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