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tr.v. de·skilled, de·skill·ing, de·skills
1. To cause (a person) to become less multifaceted or proficient in skill, as by redefining a job or by being out of the workforce.
2. To cause (an occupation or industry) to require less skill, as from the introduction of technology or from a redefinition of responsibilities.
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1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) to mechanize or computerize (a job or process) to such an extent that little human skill is required to do it
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) to cause (skilled persons or a labour force) to work at a job that does not utilize their skills
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Past participle: deskilled
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vt job → vereinfachen (sodass die Arbeit keine oder kaum Fachkenntnisse mehr erfordert)
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