skill

  

Definition

An ability and capacity acquired through deliberate, systematic, and sustained effort to smoothly and adaptively carryout complex activities or job functions involving ideas (cognitive skills), things (technical skills), and/or people (interpersonal skills). See also competence.

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  • The skill of the applicant was high as he had years of experience working as a systems administrator for a law firm.

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  • I have used many skills at my current job, but my favorite is programming equipment that has not been used at our facility before.

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  • He had a tremendous amount of skill for the sport and that made him even more attractive to the pro teams that were scouting him.

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