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Skill vs. Experience

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Skillnoun

Capacity to do something well; technique, ability. Skills are usually acquired or learned, as opposed to abilities, which are often thought of as innate.

Experiencenoun

Event(s) of which one is cognizant.

‘It was an experience he would not soon forget.’;

Skillnoun

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

Experiencenoun

(countable) An activity one has performed.

Skillnoun

(obsolete) Knowledge; understanding.

Experiencenoun

(countable) A collection of events and/or activities from which an individual or group may gather knowledge, opinions, and skills.

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Skillnoun

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

Experiencenoun

(uncountable) The knowledge thus gathered.

Skilladjective

Great, excellent.

Experienceverb

(transitive) To observe certain events; undergo a certain feeling or process; or perform certain actions that may alter one or contribute to one's knowledge, opinions, or skills.

Skillverb

(transitive) To set apart; separate.

Experiencenoun

Trial, as a test or experiment.

‘She caused him to make experienceUpon wild beasts.’;

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Skillverb

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

Experiencenoun

The effect upon the judgment or feelings produced by any event, whether witnessed or participated in; personal and direct impressions as contrasted with description or fancies; personal acquaintance; actual enjoyment or suffering.

‘I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.’; ‘To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed.’; ‘When the consuls . . . came in . . . they knew soon by experience how slenderly guarded against danger the majesty of rulers is where force is wanting.’; ‘Those that undertook the religion of our Savior upon his preaching, had no experience of it.’;

Skillverb

To know; to understand.

Experiencenoun

An act of knowledge, one or more, by which single facts or general truths are ascertained; experimental or inductive knowledge; hence, implying skill, facility, or practical wisdom gained by personal knowledge, feeling or action; as, a king without experience of war.

‘Whence hath the mind all the materials of reason and knowledge? To this I answer in one word, from experience.’; ‘Experience may be acquired in two ways; either, first by noticing facts without any attempt to influence the frequency of their occurrence or to vary the circumstances under which they occur; this is observation; or, secondly, by putting in action causes or agents over which we have control, and purposely varying their combinations, and noticing what effects take place; this is experiment.’;

Skillverb

(intransitive) To have knowledge or comprehension; discern.

Experienceverb

To make practical acquaintance with; to try personally; to prove by use or trial; to have trial of; to have the lot or fortune of; to have befall one; to be affected by; to feel; as, to experience pain or pleasure; to experience poverty; to experience a change of views.

‘The partial failure and disappointment which he had experienced in India.’;

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Skillverb

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

Experienceverb

To exercise; to train by practice.

‘The youthful sailors thus with early careTheir arms experience, and for sea prepare.’;

Skillverb

To make a difference; signify; matter.

Experiencenoun

the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities;

‘a man of experience’; ‘experience is the best teacher’;

Skillverb

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

Experiencenoun

the content of direct observation or participation in an event;

‘he had a religious experience’; ‘he recalled the experience vividly’;

Skillnoun

Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.

‘For great skill is, he prove that he wrought.’;

Experiencenoun

an event as apprehended;

‘a surprising experience’; ‘that painful experience certainly got our attention’;

Skillnoun

Knowledge; understanding.

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

Experienceverb

go or live through;

‘We had many trials to go through’; ‘he saw action in Viet Nam’;

Skillnoun

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.’;

Experienceverb

have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations;

‘I know the feeling!’; ‘have you ever known hunger?’; ‘I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict’; ‘The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare’; ‘I lived through two divorces’;

Skillnoun

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.’;

Experienceverb

of mental or physical states or experiences;

‘get an idea’; ‘experience vertigo’; ‘get nauseous’; ‘undergo a strange sensation’; ‘The chemical undergoes a sudden change’; ‘The fluid undergoes shear’; ‘receive injuries’; ‘have a feeling’;

Skillnoun

Any particular art.

‘Learned in one skill, and in another kind of learning unskillful.’;

Experienceverb

undergo an emotional sensation;

‘She felt resentful’; ‘He felt regret’;

Skillverb

To know; to understand.

‘To skill the arts of expressing our mind.’;

Experienceverb

undergo;

‘The stocks had a fast run-up’;

Skillverb

To be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance.

‘I can not skill of these thy ways.’;

Experience

Experience is the process through which conscious organisms perceive the world around them. Experiences can be accompanied by active awareness on the part of the person having the experience, although they need not be.

Skillverb

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.’;

Skillnoun

an ability that has been acquired by training

Skillnoun

ability to produce solutions in some problem domain;

‘the skill of a well-trained boxer’; ‘the sweet science of pugilism’;

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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