de|skill [ˌdi:ˈskıl] v [T]
to remove or reduce the need for skill in a job, usually by changing to machinery
>deskilling n [U]

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  • deskill — de‧skill [ˌdiːˈskɪl] verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES to remove or reduce the level of skill needed to do a job, usually by getting a machine to do some or all of the work: • Advances in machine technology had deskilled numerous manual jobs.… …   Financial and business terms

  • deskill — UK [diːˈskɪl] / US [dɪˈskɪl] verb [transitive] Word forms deskill : present tense I/you/we/they deskill he/she/it deskills present participle deskilling past tense deskilled past participle deskilled to reduce the level of skill that a worker… …   English dictionary

  • deskill — /dee skil /, v.t. to remove any need of skill, judgment, or initiative in: jobs being deskilled by automation. [DE + SKILL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • deskill — verb a) To redesign (a job) so that less skill is required to carry it out, for example through the introduction of new technology. The impact on workers is fairly obvious but I believe that managerial jobs have also been deskilled by the… …   Wiktionary

  • deskill — de|skill [ di skıl ] verb transitive to reduce the level of skill a worker needs for a job by using new technology instead …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • deskill — [[t]diːskɪ̱l[/t]] deskills, deskilling, deskilled VERB: oft passive If workers are deskilled, they no longer need special skills to do their work, especially because of modern methods of production. [be V ed] Administrative staff may be deskilled …   English dictionary

  • deskill — v. downgrade a job from a skilled to a semiskilled or unskilled position; remove skill …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deskill — verb reduce the level of skill required to carry out (a job) …   English new terms dictionary

  • deskill — verb (T) to remove or reduce the need for skill in a job, usually by changing to machinery …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • deskill — de·skill …   English syllables

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