skill set


Definition of skill set

: a set of skills especially : a collection of skills and abilities that can be applied to a professional or creative endeavor She chooses to pursue a position in public relations—"journalism's evil twin"—reasoning that it will require much the same "skill set" that a published writer has. — Alexandra Jacobs Cauchetier's skill set—he was both a high-wire documentarian and, in effect, a director of fictions—uniquely qualified him to share in the multifarious spirit of the New Wave. — Richard Brody

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Recent Examples on the Web While Báez has the arm strength to pursue a career on the mound, his prospect status is built primarily around the outfield — with the possibility of center field but a skill set that is better-suited for right., 1 July 2021 Of those two, Duncan has the more unique skill set. Ira Winderman,, 4 June 2021 Neal is a converted safety who has a skill set that matches up with the new-age linebacker proliferating around the NFL. John Owning, Dallas News, 2 June 2021 The company's goal is to supply candidates who have experience, but if a candidate doesn't have a certain skill set, the company directs candidates to local certification programs. Chanel Stitt, Detroit Free Press, 30 Mar. 2021 As a skill set, Gordon has everything the Warriors like in a forward. Patrick Murray, Forbes, 21 Mar. 2021 Rising junior Nick Acosta was the front-runner — poised, intelligent, and armed with a solid all-around skill set. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 16 Mar. 2021 Even with injuries, the Bulls roster (oddly) has some depth, at least with players up and down the roster with a skill set that is useful for winning basketball games. Jamal Collier,, 23 Feb. 2021 Not every chess player is suited to be a coach; an unusual skill set is required., 9 July 2021

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jul 2021

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“Skill set.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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