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English noun: skill

1. skill (cognition) an ability that has been acquired by training

Synonymsaccomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment

Broader (hypernym)ability, power

Narrower (hyponym)craft, craftsmanship, horsemanship, literacy, marksmanship, mastership, mixology, numeracy, oarsmanship, salesmanship, seamanship, showmanship, soldiering, soldiership, swordsmanship, workmanship

2. skill (cognition) ability to produce solutions in some problem domain

SamplesThe skill of a well-trained boxer.
The sweet science of pugilism.


Broader (hypernym)ability, power

Narrower (hyponym)nose, virtuosity

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