skill set

noun
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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

First Known Use of skill set

1976


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