[ noun ] an ability that has been acquired by training

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

The volume of ADC cases will decrease , Martin reported , when the community is able to deal effectively with two problems : Relatively limited skills and discrimination in employment because of color .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

But Schnabel was a great teacher in_addition_to being a great performer , and the fact that four of the ten versions I listened to are by Schnabel pupils ( Clifford_Curzon , Frank_Glazer , Adrian_Aeschbacher , and Victor_Babin ) also sheds_light_on the master 's pedagogical skills .

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

The ninth century was in its artistic work `` the spiritually freest and most self-sufficient between past and future '' , and the loving skill spent by its artists upon their products is a testimonial to their sense that what they were doing was important and was appreciated .

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

In a_few minutes she was making the ten foot hike unaided ; soon she was parading around the house , flaunting her new skill .

[ noun ] ability to produce solutions in some problem domain




"the skill of a well-trained boxer" "the sweet science of pugilism"

Used in print

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

Benington recalled that he once told Hartweger that he doubted Gordon would ever play much for him because he seemed to be lacking in all of the accepted basketball skills .

(The Providence Journal...)

Berman , whose fame has rested in recent years on his skills as a night_club monologist , proved himself very much at_home in musical_comedy .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

National_leaders will have_to display the highest skills of statesmanship to guide their people through times of uncertainty and confusion which destroy men 's sense of identity .

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

It gives him aid , comfort , even solace , in meeting mundane life situations where his own unassisted practical knowledge and skill are felt by him to be inadequate .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

Considerable technical skill was used and the administration of the elections was generally above reproach .

Related terms

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