know-how

Know-how is the knowledge and skill needed to complete a task. Mechanics have a lot of know-how when it comes to cars.

This folksy word pretty much defines itself: when you have know-how, you know how to do something. People pick up know-how in many ways. In school, you can gain know-how, especially in classes that are very practical. The best way to get know-how is through experience. For example, teachers may learn about teaching in school, but they won't have a lot of know-how till they've spent a few years in front of a class of students.

Definitions of know-how
  1. noun
    the (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something
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    examples:
    Apollo program
    a program of space flights undertaken by US to land a man on the Moon
    Gemini program
    a program of space flights undertaken by US in 1965 and 1966
    Mercury program
    a program of rocket-powered flights undertaken by US between 1961 and 1963 with the goal of putting a man in orbit around the earth
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    bag of tricks
    a supply of ways of accomplishing something
    sapience, wisdom
    ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
    method
    a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
    astuteness, deepness, depth, profoundness, profundity
    the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
    discernment, judgement, judgment, sagaciousness, sagacity
    the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
    pedagogics, pedagogy, teaching method
    the principles and methods of instruction
    method of choice
    the best method to achieve a desired result
    methodology
    the system of methods followed in a particular discipline
    mnemonics
    a method or system for improving the memory
    solution
    a method for solving a problem
    system, system of rules
    a complex of methods or rules governing behavior
    technique
    a practical method or art applied to some particular task
    technicolor
    a trademarked method of making color motion pictures
    statistical method, statistical procedure
    a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic
    wrinkle
    a clever method of doing something (especially something new and different)
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    ability, power
    possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
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