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Skill

n.1.Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.
For great skill is, he prove that he wrought.
- Chaucer.
2.Knowledge; understanding.
That by his fellowship he color might
Both his estate and love from skill of any wight.
- Spenser.
Nor want we skill or art.
- Milton.
3.The familiar knowledge of any art or science, united with readiness and dexterity in execution or performance, or in the application of the art or science to practical purposes; power to discern and execute; ability to perceive and perform; expertness; aptitude; as, the skill of a mathematician, physician, surgeon, mechanic, etc.
Phocion, . . . by his great wisdom and skill at negotiations, diverted Alexander from the conquest of Athens.
- Swift.
Where patience her sweet skill imparts.
- Keble.
4.Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.
Richard . . . by a thousand princely skills, gathering so much corn as if he meant not to return.
- Fuller.
5.Any particular art.
Learned in one skill, and in another kind of learning unskillful.
- Hooker.
v. t.1.To know; to understand.
To skill the arts of expressing our mind.
- Barrow.
v. i.1.To be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance.
I can not skill of these thy ways.
- Herbert.
2.To make a difference; to signify; to matter; - used impersonally.
What skills it, if a bag of stones or gold
About thy neck do drown thee?
- Herbert.
It skills not talking of it.
- Sir W. Scott.
Noun1.skill - an ability that has been acquired by training
2.skill - ability to produce solutions in some problem domain; "the skill of a well-trained boxer"; "the sweet science of pugilism"
Synonyms: science

SKILL, contracts. The art of doing a thing as it ought to be done.
     2. Every person who purports to have skill in la business, and undertakes for hire to perform it, is bound to do it with ordinary skill, and is responsible civilly in damages for the want of it; 11 M. & W. 483; and sometimes he is responsible criminally. Vide Mala Praxis; 2 Russ. on Cr. 288,
     3. The degree of skill and diligence required, rises in proportion to the value of the article, and the delicacy of the operation: more skill is required, for example, to repair a very delicate mathematical instrument, than upon a common instrument. Jones' Bailm. 91; 2 Kent, Com. 458, 463; 1 Bell's Com. 459; 2 Ld. Raym. 909, 918; Domat, liv. 1, t. 4, Sec. 8, n. 1; Poth. Louage, n. 425; Pardess. n. 528; Ayl. Pand. B. 4, t. 7, p. 466; Ersk. Inst. B. 3, t. 3, Sec. 16; 1 Rolle, Ab. 10; Story's Bailm. Sec. 431, et seq.; 2 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 144.

Skill - A somewhat peculiar blend between Franz-Lisp and C, with a large set of various CAD primitives. It is owned by Cadence Design Systems and has been used in their CAD frameworks since 1985. It's an extension language to the CAD framework (in the same way that Emacs-Lisp extends GNU Emacs), enabling you to automate virtually everything that you can do manually in for example the graphic editor. Skill accepts C-syntax, fun(a b), as well as Lisp syntax, (fun a b), but most users (including Cadence themselves) use the C-style.

[Jonas Jarnestrom ].
Mnemosyne, accomplishment, adeptness, affect memory, anterograde memory, aptitude, art, artistry, ascendancy, atavism, capability, collective memory, command, computer memory, craft, deanship, dexterousness, disk memory, drum memory, ease, emotional response, engram, excellence, experience, expertise, expertism, expertness, facility, faculty, favor, finesse, forte, gift, greatness, handiness, incomparability, information storage, ingenuity, inimitability, kinesthetic memory, knack, know-how, lead, majority, mastership, mastery, mechanics, mechanism, memory, memory bank, memory circuit, memory trace, method, mind, mneme, one-upmanship, precedence, predominance, predomination, preeminence, preponderance, prepotence, prepotency, prerogative, prestige, priority, privilege, proficiency, prowess, quickness, race memory, recollection, remembrance, right-of-way, science, screen memory, seniority, skillfulness, sleight, souvenir, strength, success, superiority, tape memory, technic, technical know-how, technical knowledge, technical skill, technics, technique, technology, transcendence, transcendency, verbal response, virtuosity, visual memory
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