1. (n.) Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.

2. (n.) Knowledge; understanding.

3. (n.) 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.

4. (n.) Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.

5. (n.) Any particular art.

6. (v. t.) To know; to understand.

7. (v. i.) To be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance.

8. (v. i.) To make a difference; to signify; to matter; -- used impersonally.

Mnemosyne ability accomplishment adeptness adroitness affect memory anterograde memory aptitude art artistry ascendancy atavism capability cleverness collective memory command computer memory craft cunning deanship deftness dexterity 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 readiness recollection remembrance right-of-way science screen memory seniority skillfulness sleight souvenir strength success superiority talent tape memory technic technical know-how technical knowledge technical skill technics technique technology transcendence transcendency verbal response virtuosity visual memory


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