A skill is a learned ability to carry out a task or to do something. In other words, the abilities of that one possesses. Skills can be divided into domain-general and domain-specific skills.
Ability is the skill to do something. Ability is more or less inherited or has a genetic background. Abilities are stable than the skills.
|Definition (www.oxforddictionaries.com)||The ability to do something well; expertise||Possession of the means or skill to do something|
|Synonyms||Expertise, quickness, intelligence, competence and technique||Qualification, skill, strength, capacity and understanding|
|Antonyms||Ignorance, inability, lack, clumsiness and difficulty||Incapability, ineptness, weakness, incapacity and impotence|
|Types||The types of skills are:
||Its types are:
|Word origin||It was originated from Late Old English scele ‘knowledge’, from Old Norse skil ‘discernment, knowledge’.||It was originated from Late Middle English: from Old French ablete, from Latin habilitas, from habilis ‘able’.|
|Obtained||Skill is learned.||Ability is more or less inherited or has a genetic background.|
|Performance||Skill is more goals directed because having such can allow a person to attain a higher level of performance.||Possessing abilities does not necessarily equate to exceptional performance.|
|Stability||Skills are less stable than ability.||Abilities are more stable than skills.|
|Advantages/Benefits||Its advantages are:
||Its advantages are:
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