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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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Skilling was able to push for a reduced sentence after an appeals court ruled in 2009 that sentencing guidelines had not been correctly followed in the original trial.
And Bruce Dorris, program director for the ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) said the Skilling decision would affect how certain fraud cases are prosecuted in the future, adding: "The theory on many fraud cases, as to both government and business officials, may need to be adjusted in light of the opinion.
Skilling was given four months for nicking a Poppy Appeal tin in the run-up to Armistice Day last year.
for almost the entire relevant period, in reality Skilling was Enron's active steward for all but the final four months of the company's existence.
In short, they stole their six hundred or so million from the owners of the company, the shareholders, just as Skilling and his cohorts did.
The drama started when 25 year-old Skilling was due to appear at Linlithgow Sheriff Court to face theft charges.
Former Enron bosses Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling have both been found guilty on fraud, conspiracy and other charges.
An oil company worth $70bn that went bankrupt because of greed' whose CEOs like Jeff Skilling gave themselves $50m bonuses on the day they went bankrupt and their workers lost their jobs, pensions, everything.
CEOs Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling is likely to be in full swing.
The movie delves into the efforts by Lay and Skilling to build a flee-wheeling energy marketing powerhouse that would first deregulate natural gas and later electricity, with Enron being able to use its technical smarts to control the buying and selling of commodities without needing to own the assets.