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English definition of “hands-on experience”

hands-on experience

noun [U]
 
 
knowledge or skill that someone gets from doing something rather than just reading about it or seeing it being done: They will participate in workshops and get hands-on experience leading classes. He always said he learned more about newspapers from hands-on experience than he did in the classroom.
(Definition of hands-on experience from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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