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Definition of skill:

  1. Any particular art.
  2. Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.
  3. Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.
  4. Knowledge; understanding.
  5. The familiar knowledge of any art or science, united with readiness and dexterity in execution or performance, or in the application of the art or science to practical purposes; power to discern and execute; ability to perceive and perform; expertness; aptitude; as, the skill of a mathematician, physician, surgeon, mechanic, etc.
  6. To be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance.
  7. To know; to understand.
  8. To make a difference; to signify; to matter; - used impersonally.


knowledge, acquirement, attainment, learning, sleight, work, job, readiness, expertness, acquisition, trade, scientific discipline, dexterousness, achievement, command, occupation, science, profession, accomplishment, prowess.

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