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skill

noun
 
 
/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.
→  See also deskill , people skills , reskill , transferable skills
Translations of “skill”
in Korean 기술…
in Arabic مَهارة…
in French adresse, habileté, technique…
in Turkish beceri, hüner, marifet…
in Italian abilità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 技能,技巧…
in Russian умение, мастерство…
in Polish umiejętność…
in Spanish destreza, habilidad, técnica…
in Portuguese habilidade, destreza…
in German das Geschick, die Kenntnis…
in Catalan destresa, habilitat…
in Japanese 技術, 熟練, 腕前…
in Chinese (Simplified) 技能,技巧…
(Definition of skill from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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