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Definition of "skill" []

  • Proficiency, facility, or dexterity that is acquired or developed through training or experience. See Synonyms at ability. (noun)
  • An art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body. (noun)
  • A developed talent or ability: writing skills. (noun)
  • Obsolete A reason; a cause. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "skill" in a sentence
  • "To be sure, some pupils can develop skill much faster than others, but the point is, that _skill has to be developed_."
  • "His main skill is Disguise at +11, which would normally mean a pretty hardcore DC of 21 for the seekers."
  • "The term skill is used in Preisendorfer 1988 uses the term “skill”, who uses the term “hindcast skill”, where, as I read his equation 9.48, it is equivalent to what we would call the calibration r2 statistic."