skill set

noun
|Updated on: 19 Aug 2018

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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1976

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