Definition - Skill

TBR: From the KM Functions COP perspective, a skill is ""a special ability" that one needs to do well to perform a KM Function. See also roles, responsibilities, competences, knowledge, and behaviors (and abilities)

Per Dictionary.Com

1. the ability, coming from one's knowledge, practice, aptitude, etc., to do something well: Carpentry was one of his many skills.
2. competent excellence in performance; expertness; dexterity: The dancers performed with skill.
3. a craft, trade, or job requiring manual dexterity or special training in which a person has competence and experience: the skill of cabinetmaking.
4. Obsolete . understanding; discernment.
5. Obsolete . reason; cause.

1. proficiency, facility. 2. deftness, cleverness.
1. inability

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World English Dictionary:
1. special ability in a task, sport, etc, esp ability acquired by training
2. something, esp a trade or technique, requiring special training or manual proficiency
3. obsolete understanding

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