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A reasoned purpose; an intent:
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  1. A reasoned purpose; an intent:
  2. The art or practice of designing or making designs:
  3. The purposeful or inventive arrangement of parts or details:
The art of representing objects or forms on a surface chiefly by means of lines.
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  1. The art of representing objects or forms on a surface chiefly by means of lines.
  2. A work produced by this art.
  3. A picture, design, sketch, etc. thus made
Works of art collectively
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  1. Works of art collectively
  2. A painting, drawing, sculpture or other piece of creative, visual art
  3. (Uncountable, reprographics) The graphical elements to be included in a reproduced work.
Ability in such an art, craft, or science
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  1. Ability in such an art, craft, or science
  2. A developed talent or ability:
  3. An art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body:
Artistic quality or craft:
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  1. Artistic quality or craft:
  2. Artistic quality, ability, or work
  3. Significant artistic skill.
Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
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  1. Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
  2. Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
  3. Skill or ingenuity
The quality of being artful or of acting in an artful manner.
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  1. The quality of being artful or of acting in an artful manner.
  1. The act of delineating; depiction
  2. A graphic verbal description
  3. (Art) An image of the outline of an object
An idea so formed, or a word or term for it
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  1. An idea so formed, or a word or term for it
  2. An abstract work of art.
  3. Formation of an idea, as of a quality or property of a thing, in such a way as to apprehend that quality or property apart from any particular instances of it in the material world
A kind or sort:
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  1. A kind or sort:
  2. A statement or an account describing something:
  3. The act, process, art, or technique of describing or picturing in words
Alternative form of chef-d'œuvre (a masterpiece).
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  1. Alternative form of chef-d'œuvre (a masterpiece).
  2. A masterpiece, especially in literature or art.
  3. A work created in order to qualify as a master craftsman and member of a guild.
A record of a patient's general medical background:
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  1. A record of a patient's general medical background:
  2. (--- Slang) One that is no longer worth consideration:
  3. A formal written account of related natural phenomena:
The quality of being able to do something, especially the physical, mental, financial, or legal power to accomplish something.
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  1. The quality of being able to do something, especially the physical, mental, financial, or legal power to accomplish something.
  2. The quality of being suitable for or receptive to a specified treatment:
  3. Skill, expertness, or talent
The quality of being adept.
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The quality of being artful or of acting in an artful manner.
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  1. The quality of being artful or of acting in an artful manner.
Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
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  1. Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
  2. Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
  3. Trickery or craft
The members of a skilled trade
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  1. The members of a skilled trade
  2. The practitioners of such an occupation or trade considered as a group.
  3. An occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or skilled artistry.
(Uncountable) Practical ability in some given field or practice, often as opposed to creativity or imaginative skill. [from 19th c.]
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  1. (Uncountable) Practical ability in some given field or practice, often as opposed to creativity or imaginative skill. [from 19th c.]
  2. The basic method for making or doing something, such as an artistic work or scientific procedure:
  3. Skill or command in a particular activity:
The quality of being a craftsman.
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  1. The quality of being a craftsman.
  2. An example of a craftsman's work.
The state or quality associated with being an artisan
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  1. The state or quality associated with being an artisan
An exchange of one thing for another:
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  1. An exchange of one thing for another:
  2. The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
  3. The activity or volume of buying or selling:
Creative ability; artistic or intellectual inventiveness
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  1. Creative ability; artistic or intellectual inventiveness
The state or quality of being adept or skillful.
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  1. The state or quality of being adept or skillful.
Great skill or knowledge in a particular field or hobby
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  1. Great skill or knowledge in a particular field or hobby
  2. Skill or knowledge in a particular area.
  3. The skill, knowledge, judgment, etc. of an expert
Power or ability to do some particular thing; special aptitude or skill
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  1. Power or ability to do some particular thing; special aptitude or skill
  2. An inherent power or ability:
  3. (Archaic) An occupation; a trade.
Any of various large units of weight or of money (the value of a talent weight in gold, silver, etc.) used in ancient Greece, Rome, the Middle East, etc.
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  1. Any of various large units of weight or of money (the value of a talent weight in gold, silver, etc.) used in ancient Greece, Rome, the Middle East, etc.
  2. A person or group of people having such ability:
  3. A marked innate ability, as for artistic accomplishment:
A trick; device
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  1. A trick; device
  2. Ability to do something easily; particular skill
  3. A special talent or skill, especially one difficult to explain or teach:
A natural talent or ability; aptitude; knack
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  1. A natural talent or ability; aptitude; knack
  2. A natural talent or aptitude; a knack:
  3. Distinctive elegance or style:
The quality of being ingenious; cleverness, originality, skill, etc.
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  1. The quality of being ingenious; cleverness, originality, skill, etc.
  2. An ingenious device, stratagem, etc.
  3. Inventive skill or imagination; cleverness.
The quality of being inventive; the faculty of inventing.
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  1. The quality of being inventive; the faculty of inventing.
The formation of such images:
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  1. The formation of such images:
  2. The ability to understand and appreciate imaginative creations of others, esp. works of art and literature
  3. The ability to form mental images of things that are not present to the senses or not considered to be real:
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  1. Practical knowledge or experience; aptitude in performance; skill, proficiency; dexterity.
  2. The disposition to employ one's skill in an artful manner; craftiness; guile; artifice; skill of being cunning, sly, conniving, or deceitful.
  3. Practical skill employed in a secret or crafty manner; craft; artifice; skillful deceit.
(Uncountable) The property of having grace, elegance, skill, or balance.
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  1. (Uncountable) The property of having grace, elegance, skill, or balance.
  2. (Uncountable) Skill in handling of a situation.
  3. Cunning; skill; artfulness; craft
A building, room, array of equipment, or a number of such things, designed to serve a particular function:
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  1. A building, room, array of equipment, or a number of such things, designed to serve a particular function:
  2. Something that facilitates an action or process:
  3. An ability or talent; an aptitude:
The status of master or ruler; control:
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  1. The status of master or ruler; control:
  2. Full command of a subject of study:
  3. Masterly ability; expert skill or knowledge
  1. The technical skills and fluent style of a virtuoso
  2. An appreciation for or interest in fine objects of art.
  3. Great technical skill or captivating personal style, especially as exhibited in the arts.
Alternative spelling of know-how.
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  1. Alternative spelling of know-how.
  2. (Informal) Knowledge of how to do something well; technical skill
A likeness, image, picture, etc.
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  1. A likeness, image, picture, etc.
  2. A description, account, or statement of facts, allegations, or arguments, esp. one intended to influence action, persuade hearers, make protest, etc.
  3. A statement of fact made with the purpose of getting someone to become party to a transaction or contract. See also misrepresentation. A statement of fact made with the purpose of getting someone to become party to a transaction or contract. See also misrepresentation.
The act of illustrating or the state of being illustrated:
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  1. The act of illustrating or the state of being illustrated:
  2. An example, story, analogy, etc. used to help explain or make something clear
  3. A picture, design, diagram, etc. used to decorate or explain something
(Music) The repetition in close succession of a theme or theme fragment in a different voice: used often as a technique of counterpoint
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  1. (Music) The repetition in close succession of a theme or theme fragment in a different voice: used often as a technique of counterpoint
  2. (Philos.) In Platonism, the process wherein sensible objects imperfectly embody unchanging, immaterial models or archetypes
  3. Something derived or copied from an original, often in an inferior way:
A continuous process by which a bone is altered in size and shape during its growth by resorption and formation of bone at different sites and rates.
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  1. A continuous process by which a bone is altered in size and shape during its growth by resorption and formation of bone at different sites and rates.
  2. The art of sculpting models from clay etc. to create a representation of something.
  3. (Mathematics) The construction and use of a computer model of a physical system.
  1. The result of portraying; a representation, description, or portrait.
  2. A representation or description:
  3. The act or process of portraying someone or something:
The act or process of simulating.
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  1. The act or process of simulating.
  2. Imitation or representation, as of a potential situation or in experimental testing.
  3. The duplicating or reproducing of certain characteristics or conditions, as of a system or physical process, by the use of a model or representation, for study, training, etc.
A formal exhibition or presentation before an audience, as a play, musical program, etc.; show
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  1. A formal exhibition or presentation before an audience, as a play, musical program, etc.; show
  2. (Linguistics) One's actual use of language in actual situations.
  3. The act or style of performing a work or role before an audience.
The act of personifying.
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  1. The act of personifying.
  2. A figure of speech in which inanimate objects or abstractions are endowed with human qualities or are represented as possessing human form, as in Hunger sat shivering on the road or Flowers danced about the lawn.
  3. A person or thing thought of as representing some quality, thing, or idea; embodiment; perfect example
The act or process of one that molds
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  1. The act or process of one that molds
  2. The act or process of shaping in or on a mold, or of making molds; the art or occupation of a molder.
  3. An embellishment in strip form, made of wood or other structural material, that is used to decorate or finish a surface, such as the wall of a room or building or the surface of a door or piece of furniture.
The action of the verb to shape.
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  1. The action of the verb to shape.
  2. (Psychology) A method of positive reinforcement of behaviour patterns in operant conditioning.
(Countable) An illustration or artwork done with the use of paint(s).
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  1. (Countable) An illustration or artwork done with the use of paint(s).
  2. The process, art, or occupation of coating surfaces with paint for a utilitarian or artistic effect.
  3. A picture or design in paint.
(Psychology) The unconscious mental representation of one thing by another
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  1. (Psychology) The unconscious mental representation of one thing by another
  2. The act of symbolizing; the use of symbols to represent things, or the investing of things with a symbolic meaning
A description of qualities or peculiarities:
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  1. A description of qualities or peculiarities:
  2. The delineation of character or creation of characters in a play, story, etc.
  3. Representation of a character or characters on the stage or in writing, especially by imitating or describing actions, gestures, or speeches.
Creative ability; artistic or intellectual inventiveness
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  1. Creative ability; artistic or intellectual inventiveness
The act or product of one who sculpts; sculpture.
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  1. The act or product of one who sculpts; sculpture.
A carved object.
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  1. A carved object.
  2. The work or art of a person who carves
  3. A carved figure or design
An exact skill that needs practice to perfect.
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  1. An exact skill that needs practice to perfect.
  2. Something requiring highly developed techniques and skills:
  3. Any of the art forms, such as sculpture, painting, or music, used to create such art.
Anything made, done, performed, etc. with great skill and beauty
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  1. Anything made, done, performed, etc. with great skill and beauty
  2. A product of the fine arts, especially a painting or sculpture.
  3. Something likened to a fine artistic work, as by reason of beauty or craft.
The divine act by which, according to various religious and philosophical traditions, the world was brought into existence.
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  1. The divine act by which, according to various religious and philosophical traditions, the world was brought into existence.
  2. An original product of human invention or artistic imagination:
  3. A creating or being created
Something superlative of its kind:
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  1. Something superlative of its kind:
  2. A thing made or done with masterly skill; great work of art or craftsmanship
  3. A work created in order to qualify as a master craftsman and member of a guild.
The disciplines comprising the trivium and quadrivium.
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  1. The disciplines comprising the trivium and quadrivium.
  2. (Historical) The subjects in the trivium and quadrivium
  3. Academic disciplines, including literature, history, languages, philosophy, mathematics, and general sciences, viewed in contrast to professional and technical disciplines.
Plural form of humanity
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  1. Plural form of humanity
  2. The branch of learning that includes the arts, classics, philosophy and history etc., but not the sciences
A system of thought based on or involving such study:
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  1. A system of thought based on or involving such study:
  2. An underlying theory or set of ideas relating to a particular field of activity or to life as a whole:
  3. The study of the theoretical underpinnings of a particular field or discipline:
A particular category or kind of music.
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  1. A particular category or kind of music.
  2. A particular form, style, etc. of musical composition or a particular class of musical works or pieces
  3. The art and science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds or tones in varying melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre, esp. so as to form structurally complete and emotionally expressive compositions
The act or occupation of covering surfaces with paint
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  1. The act or occupation of covering surfaces with paint
  2. The act, art, or occupation of applying paints to canvases, paper, etc. in producing pictures and compositions
  3. The process, art, or occupation of coating surfaces with paint for a utilitarian or artistic effect.
The art or occupation of a literary writer.
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  1. The art or occupation of a literary writer.
  2. (Music) All the compositions of a certain kind or for a specific instrument or ensemble:
  3. The body of written works of a language, period, or culture.
Verbal communication as a subject of study.
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  1. Verbal communication as a subject of study.
  2. A characteristic style of speech or writing:
  3. The study of language in general or of some particular language or languages; linguistics
A commercial enterprise or establishment:
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  1. A commercial enterprise or establishment:
  2. Serious work or endeavor:
  3. One's work, occupation, or profession
A strong urge to become religious.
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  1. A strong urge to become religious.
  2. An inner urge or a strong impulse, especially one believed to be divinely inspired.
  3. A job or occupation.
A profession or occupation which one trains for and pursues as a lifework
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  1. A profession or occupation which one trains for and pursues as a lifework
  2. The general course or progression of one's working life or one's professional achievements:
  3. One's progress through life or in one's work
Any occupation or avocation requiring special skills, especially manual ones, including carpentry, sewing, pottery, etc.
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  1. Any occupation or avocation requiring special skills, especially manual ones, including carpentry, sewing, pottery, etc.
  2. An article or articles made by a process using manual skills
  3. The practitioners of such an occupation or trade considered as a group.
(Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
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  1. (Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
  2. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control.
  3. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
(Informal) A state of affairs:
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  1. (Informal) A state of affairs:
  2. An operation done to improve one's appearance, or the result of such an operation. Often used in combination:
  3. A specific piece of work, as in one's trade, or done by agreement for pay
An open or functioning telephone connection:
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  1. An open or functioning telephone connection:
  2. A sequence of related things that leads to a certain ending:
  3. One's trade, occupation, or field of interest:
An occupying or being occupied; specif., the seizure and control of a country or area by military forces
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  1. An occupying or being occupied; specif., the seizure and control of a country or area by military forces
  2. An activity that serves as one's regular source of livelihood; a vocation.
  3. That which chiefly engages one's time; (one's) trade, profession, or business
An occupation, such as law, medicine, or engineering, that requires considerable training and specialized study.
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  1. An occupation, such as law, medicine, or engineering, that requires considerable training and specialized study.
  2. The body of persons in any such calling or occupation
  3. The act or ceremony of taking vows on formally entering a religious order
An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
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  1. An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
  2. The act of pursuing.
  3. An occupation, career, interest, etc. to which one devotes time and energy
An exchange of one thing for another:
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  1. An exchange of one thing for another:
  2. A branch or kind of business:
  3. A means of earning one's living; occupation, work, or line of business
(--- Theology) A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
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  1. (--- Theology) A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
  2. A call, summons, or impulsion to perform a certain function or enter a certain career, esp. a religious one
  3. An inclination or aptness for a certain kind of work:
Occupation, profession, business, trade, craft, etc.
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  1. Occupation, profession, business, trade, craft, etc.
  2. A factory, plant, or similar building or complex of buildings where a specific type of business or industry is carried on. Often used in combination:
  3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
(Countable) A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
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  1. (Countable) A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
  2. A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis.
  3. A dishonest or fraudulent business or practice.
The state of being employed:
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  1. The state of being employed:
  2. The state of being employed, esp. for pay; paid service; employment
  3. (Archaic) Work or occupation
The post where the person in command is stationed
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  1. The post where the person in command is stationed
  2. (Comput.) A request entered by means of a keyboard, mouse, etc. to have a particular function performed
  3. Possession and exercise of the authority to command:
Any of various hobbies in which things are made by hand, including painting, origami, scrapbooking, etc.
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  1. Any of various hobbies in which things are made by hand, including painting, origami, scrapbooking, etc.
  2. Any occupation or avocation requiring special skills, especially manual ones, including carpentry, sewing, pottery, etc.
  3. Skill in evasion or deception; guile.
Skill or knowledge in a particular area.
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  1. Skill or knowledge in a particular area.
  2. Great skill or knowledge in a particular field or hobby
  3. The skill, knowledge, judgment, etc. of an expert
A trick; device
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  1. A trick; device
  2. A special talent or skill, especially one difficult to explain or teach:
  3. Ability to do something easily; particular skill
Possession of consummate skill.
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  1. Possession of consummate skill.
  2. Full command of a subject of study:
  3. Masterly ability; expert skill or knowledge
The state or quality of being proficient; competence.
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  1. The state or quality of being proficient; competence.
Ability in such an art, craft, or science
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  1. Ability in such an art, craft, or science
  2. A developed talent or ability:
  3. An art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body:
(Uncountable) Practical ability in some given field or practice, often as opposed to creativity or imaginative skill. [from 19th c.]
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  1. (Uncountable) Practical ability in some given field or practice, often as opposed to creativity or imaginative skill. [from 19th c.]
  2. The basic method for making or doing something, such as an artistic work or scientific procedure:
  3. Skill or command in a particular activity:
Alternative spelling of know-how.
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  1. Alternative spelling of know-how.
  2. (Informal) Knowledge of how to do something well; technical skill
Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.
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  1. Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.
  2. Any of various hobbies in which things are made by hand, including painting, origami, scrapbooking, etc.
  3. Any occupation or avocation requiring special skills, especially manual ones, including carpentry, sewing, pottery, etc.
The disposition to employ one's skill in an artful manner; craftiness; guile; artifice; skill of being cunning, sly, conniving, or deceitful.
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  1. The disposition to employ one's skill in an artful manner; craftiness; guile; artifice; skill of being cunning, sly, conniving, or deceitful.
  2. Practical knowledge or experience; aptitude in performance; skill, proficiency; dexterity.
  3. Practical skill employed in a secret or crafty manner; craft; artifice; skillful deceit.
The characteristic or quality of being foxy
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  1. The characteristic or quality of being foxy
Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit.
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  1. Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit.
  2. A trick or stratagem.
  3. Slyness and cunning in dealing with others
(Countable) The result or product of being sly.
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  1. (Countable) The result or product of being sly.
  2. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being being sly.

Synonym Study

  • In another sense, craft is distinguished from art in its application to a lesser skill involving little or no creative thought
  • Craft implies ingenuity in execution, sometimes even suggesting trickery or deception
  • Artifice implies skill used as a means of trickery or deception
  • Skill implies expertness or great proficiency in doing something
  • Art , the word of widest application in this group, denotes in its broadest sense merely the ability to make or do something the art of making friends, but in a narrower sense implies making or doing that displays creativity and unusual perception
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