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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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Any footballer worth his salt can play skilful football.
We need someone of Gravesen's ilk in midfield and also a reliable general in the middle of defence who is skilful and quick.
It says staff are skilful, pupils well behaved, standards above average in most subjects and test results are good.
Ribbeck, who does not have a single black player in his Euro 2000 squad, claims they are more skilful and anyone who says different is "colour blind".
WE need to invest heavily to strengthen the side, and this includes a fast and skilful forward who can score 20-plus goals a season, a robust and skilful midfielder and a proven pacy and highly skilful central defender.
We don't know where the enemy is -and it is an enemy who is skilful and merciless and willing to risk everything,''he said in a broadcast on BBC2.
This is a skilful resume of the engagement of architecture with topology that manages to bring order to a complex, confusing and, perhaps sometimes, confused field.
As with an earlier civic landscaping scheme for a suburb of Alicante (AR October 1999), Pinos transforms an uninspiring context through skilful deployment of simple, robust materials and an instinctive awareness of the human and social dimension of public space.
GERMANY coach Erich Ribbeck started a race row last night after claiming black players are more skilful than white footballers.
The truth is that some of the most skilful players in the top division were either Scots, Welsh or Irish, and the English have been few and far between.
But skilful players will always be criticised for their lack of work rate," he insists.