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Skill vs. Efficiency — What's the Difference?

Skill vs. Efficiency — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Skill and Efficiency

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Skill

A skill is the learned ability to perform an action with determined results with good execution often within a given amount of time, energy, or both. Skills can often be divided into domain-general and domain-specific skills.
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Efficiency

Efficiency is the (often measurable) ability to avoid wasting materials, energy, efforts, money, and time in doing something or in producing a desired result. In a more general sense, it is the ability to do things well, successfully, and without waste.
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Skill

Proficiency, facility, or dexterity that is acquired or developed through training or experience
Painted with great skill.
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Efficiency

The quality or property of being efficient.
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Skill

A developed talent or ability
Improved his writing skills.
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Efficiency

The degree to which this quality is exercised
The program was implemented with great efficiency and speed.
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Skill

An art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body
The skill of glassmaking.
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Efficiency

The ratio of the effective or useful output to the total input in any system.
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Skill

(Obsolete) A reason; a cause.
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Efficiency

The ratio of the energy delivered by a machine to the energy supplied for its operation.
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Skill

Capacity to do something well; technique, ability. Skills are usually acquired or learned, as opposed to abilities, which are often thought of as innate.
Where did you pick up that skill?
With great skill, she navigated through the tricky passage.
Doing that coaching course not only taught me useful skills on the field, but also some important life skills.
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Efficiency

An efficiency apartment.
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Skill

(obsolete) Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.
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Efficiency

The extent to which time is well used for the intended task.
The efficiency of the planning department is deplorable.
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Skill

(obsolete) Knowledge; understanding.
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Efficiency

(dated) The quality of producing an effect or effects.
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Skill

(obsolete) Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.
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Efficiency

The extent to which a resource is used for the intended purpose; the ratio of useful work to energy expended.
The efficiency of this loudspeaker is 40%.
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Skill

Great, excellent.
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Efficiency

(US) A one-room apartment.
I have an efficiency available June through July.
Fully-furnished efficiencies
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Skill

(transitive) To set apart; separate.
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Efficiency

The ratio of the output to the input of any system
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Skill

To discern; have knowledge or understanding; to know how (to).
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Efficiency

Skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort;
She did the work with great efficiency
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Skill

To know; to understand.
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Skill

(intransitive) To have knowledge or comprehension; discern.
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Skill

(intransitive) To have personal or practical knowledge; be versed or practised; be expert or dextrous.
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Skill

To make a difference; signify; matter.
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Skill

(video games) To spend acquired points in exchange for skills.
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Skill

Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.
For great skill is, he prove that he wrought.
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Skill

Knowledge; understanding.
That by his fellowship he color mightBoth his estate and love from skill of any wight.
Nor want we skill or art.
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Skill

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.
Where patience her sweet skill imparts.
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Skill

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.
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Skill

Any particular art.
Learned in one skill, and in another kind of learning unskillful.
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Skill

To know; to understand.
To skill the arts of expressing our mind.
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Skill

To be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance.
I can not skill of these thy ways.
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Skill

To make a difference; to signify; to matter; - used impersonally.
What skills it, if a bag of stones or goldAbout thy neck do drown thee?
It skills not talking of it.
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Skill

An ability that has been acquired by training
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Skill

Ability to produce solutions in some problem domain;
The skill of a well-trained boxer
The sweet science of pugilism
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