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skill

 [skil]
a talent or ability; dexterity or expertise.
coping s's the identification and management of stress and related reactors, a performance component in occupational therapy.
coping s's (omaha) in the omaha system, a target definition in the intervention scheme, defined as the ability to deal with or gain control of existing problems, including family tasks, illness, and employment.
functional s's tasks that are necessary to care for oneself; see also activities of daily living.

skill

Adeptness of performance; mastery.

skill

Vox populi Adeptness of performance. See Cognitive skill, Social skill.

skill

(skil)
1. The ability to produce, efficiently and in a coordinated manner, movement on demand or desire repeatedly.
2. Motor patterns developed as a result of practice, performed with maximum efficiency and effectiveness (e.g., playing a guitar, shooting foul shots in basketball).

skill

the learned ability to competently and consistently co-ordinate a complex pattern of behaviours in order to accomplish a task with minimum effort and maximum effect. closed skill a skill executed in an environment that is stable and predictable, such as a floor routine in gymnastics. open skill a skill executed in an environment that is variable and unpredictable, such as dribbling the ball past an opponent in soccer. See also ability, performance.

skill

(skil)
The ability to produce, efficiently and in a coordinated manner, movement or result on demand or desire repeatedly.

skill,

n the practical knowledge of an art, science, profession, or trade and the ability to apply it properly in practice.
skill, reasonable,
n the skill that is ordinarily possessed and exercised by persons of similar qualifications engaged in the same employment or profession.
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The company is classified as category 2D if the percentage of skilled workers is less than five per cent of the total work force, or the establishment does not have at least 50 per cent of the multicultural ratio.
As skilled workers are not affected by discrimination, the inequality between high- and low-skilled workers increases, both in terms of wage differences and unemployment rates.
He said that the government and private sector will provide training to two lakh skilled and semi skilled workers during next four years for providing them opportunities at international labour market.
8221; The Skilled Jobs Direct website meets this need in that the website pairs job seekers with the jobs that best fit their criteria.
They established conditions under which the low skilled workers (analogously labor in their models) benefited and lost, respectively (See Jones & Kierzkowski , 2001, for example).
Businesses in Wales need to embrace skilled migration, recruit from wider social groups, as well as offer flexible and rewarding working practices for home-grown talent, in order to safeguard their long-term and global competitiveness.
The theoretical background concerning the demand for labour due to trade is composed of 3 essential elements: the Heckscher- Ohlin Endowment Model (HO), the Stolper-Samuelson Theorem (SS) and the Skilled Biased Technological Change (SBTC).
The paper quoted government sources as saying that about 35,000 of the 95,000 skilled workers who came to the UK last year would not have passed an English test.
Our focus is very strongly on the field of skilled trades," says Daniel Giroux, vice-president, Enterprises Boreal.
Michigan's skilled human capital provides the perfect foundation to build these next-generation plants.
In skilled nursing, however, the median occupancy rate declined from 88 percent during the fourth quarter to 87 percent during the first quarter of 2005.
Making pregnancy, safer:, the critical role of the skilled attendant is a statement produced jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and the International Federation of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO).