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 (sĕm′ē-skĭld′, sĕm′ī-)
1. Possessing some skills but not enough to do specialized work: semiskilled dockworkers.
2. Requiring limited skills: a semiskilled job.
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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) partly skilled or trained but not sufficiently so to perform specialized work
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(ˌsɛm iˈskɪld, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

having or requiring more training and skill than unskilled labor but less than skilled labor.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.semiskilled - possessing or requiring limited skills; "semiskilled dockworkers"; "a semiskilled job"
unskilled - not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency; "unskilled in the art of rhetoric"; "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber"; "unskilled labor"; "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities"; "unskilled workmanship"
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[ˌsɛmɪˈskɪld] adj (worker) → parzialmente qualificato/a; (work) → che richiede una specializzazione parziale
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