What is skill?

  • (noun): Ability to produce solutions in some problem domain.
    Example: "The skill of a well-trained boxer"
    Synonyms: science
    See also — Additional definitions below


A skill is the learned capacity to carry out pre-determined results often with the minimum outlay of time, energy, or both. In other words the abilities that one possesses. Skills can often be divided into domain-general and domain-specific skills. For example, in the domain of work, some general skills would include time management, teamwork and leadership, self motivation and others, whereas domain-specific skills would be useful only for a certain job. Skill usually requires certain environmental stimuli and situations to assess the level of skill being shown and used.

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Soft Skills
... Soft skills is a sociological term relating to a person's "EQ" (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, and ... Soft skills complement hard skills (part of a person's IQ), which are the occupational requirements of a job and many other activities ... Soft skills are personal attributes that enhance an individual's interactions, job performance and career prospects ...
List Of The 72 Shaolin Martial Arts - Foot Striking Skill
... The Foot Striking Skill (足射功, Zú shè gōng, literally Foot Shooting Skill) allows the practitioner to inflict damage on an opponent using his toes ...
Skill (disambiguation)
... A skill is the learned capacity to carry out pre-determined results ... Skill may also refer to Skill (labor), a measure of a worker's abilities The Skill, an album by The Sherbs Skill F.C ... de Bruxelles, a defunct Belgian football (soccer) club Skills (company), a San Francisco, California, U.S ...
List Of The 72 Shaolin Martial Arts - Swimming and Diving Skill
... The Swimming and Diving Skill (泅水術, Qiú shuǐ shù) helps to improve the practitioner's swimming skills ... The training methods for this skill are similar to those used by modern competitive swimmers ...
List Of The 72 Shaolin Martial Arts - Others
... Gold Bell Shield (金鐘罩, Jīn zhōng zhào) Finger Locking Skill (鎖指功, Suǒ zhǐ gōng) Arhat Skill (羅漢功, Luóhàn gōng) The Lizard Scaling the Wall (壁虎游牆術, Bìhǔ yóu qiáng shù) Whip ... Rubbing Skill (磨擦術, Mócā shù) Stone Pillar Skill (石柱功, Shízhù gōng) Impenetrable by Spears and Broadswords Skill (槍刀不入法, Qiāng dāo bù rù fǎ) Flight Skill ... Five Poisons Hand (五毒手, Wǔ dúshǒu) Water Separation Skill (分水功, Fēn shuǐ gōng) Flying Up a Roof and Walking on the Wall Skill (飛檐走壁法, Fēiyánzǒubì f ...

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Famous quotes containing the word skill:

    When the artless doctor sees
    No one hope, but of his fees,
    And his skill runs on the lees;
    Sweet Spirit, comfort me!
    When his potion and his pill,
    Has, or none, or little skill,
    Meet for nothing, but to kill;
    Sweet Spirit, comfort me!
    Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

    The cowboy ... is well on his way to becoming a figure of magnificent proportions. Bowlegged and gaunt, he stands as the apotheosis of manly perfection. Songs, novels, movies, magazines, and operettas have made the least inquiring of us well acquainted with his extraordinary courage, unfailing gallantry, and uncanny skill with gun or lariat. The farmer, meanwhile, sits stolidly on his tractor, bereft of romance and adventure.
    —For the State of Kansas, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Or shatter too with him my curious frame:
    And let these wither, so that he may die,
    Though set with Skill and chosen out with Care.
    That they, while Thou on both their Spoils dost tread,
    May crown thy Feet, that could not crown thy Head.
    Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)