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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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When asked to shed light on the program, Usman said PSDF initiated skill development program in 2011 for four years whereby providing skilful training to about 135,000 youth and 86,000 of the total have so far been given training while the rest lot is being offered admissions from this month.
THE Red Mills Champion Juvenile semi-finals will be run at KILKENNY tonight and the Perry Aylward-trained Skilful Legend looks perfectly housed in the opening semi, writes Michael Fortune.
These are good ideas but then we are not short on excellent ideas or skilful rascals; we have dearth of skilful but honest individuals.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Southern Iranian Province of Khuzestan is ready to expand its cooperation with Iraq in various fields of engineering and skilful manpower, a senior provincial official said.
He is so skilful and the fans are going to be made up with him.
We have a lot of whippets back in Ireland and obviously the indigenous boys are very quick and skilful, so I reckon that'd make for a very good game.
Wilbobisback wrote: "One of the most skilful players ever to wear the red of Wrexham.
SKILFUL edged his team to the brink of the winning line with an enterprising Ascot success.
THERE is Listed action on offer at Windsor and John Gosden's Skilful should take all the beating in the Sky Bet Stakes.
If you are small, skilful and have no speed you are going to struggle "That's the way the game operates, you can be big, fast and have a chance, you can be big and slow and skilful and have a chance, but if you are big, slow, and not skilful you have no chance.
While not wishing to question Sir Trevor's logic, he was after all one of the few professionals in the 1970s to boast about having an O-level, we suspect he is mistaken if he thinks players deprived of the will to win, however skilful they may be, are going to succeed.
His opponent, skilful Teessider Andrew Szekeres, got off to an impressive start scoring with crisp jabs, but Howard found his distance against a taller opponent and began to score with good right-hand counters.