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skilled

adjective
     
Related topics: Employment, Industry
skilled
1 someone who is skilled has the training and experience that is needed to do something well [≠ unskilled]:
Skilled craftsmen, such as carpenters, are in great demand.
The company is fortunate to have such highly skilled workers.
skilled at/in
She's very skilled at dealing with the public.
The school offers a program for students who are skilled in metalwork.
2BETI [usually before noun] skilled work needs people with special abilities or training to do it [≠ unskilled]:
Bricklaying is very skilled work.

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