[ 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 .