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

[Middle English skil, from Old Norse, discernment; see skel-1 in Indo-European roots.]

skill  /skl/  n. [C;U] 1 an ability to do s.t. well because of practice, talent, or special training: She has excellent musical skills. 2 a trade: Plumbing is his skill.

Thesaurus: skill 1 a capacity | know-how, expertise 2 a craft. skill

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