deskill

[ dee-skil ]
/ diˈskɪl /

verb (used with object)

to remove any need of skill, judgment, or initiative in: jobs being deskilled by automation.

Nearby words

  1. desk work,
  2. desk-bound,
  3. desk-size,
  4. deskbound,
  5. deskfast,
  6. deskman,
  7. desknote,
  8. deskperson,
  9. desktop,
  10. desktop publishing

Origin of deskill


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British Dictionary definitions for deskill

deskill

/ (diːˈskɪl) /

verb (tr)

to mechanize or computerize (a job or process) to such an extent that little human skill is required to do it
to cause (skilled persons or a labour force) to work at a job that does not utilize their skills
Derived Formsdeskilling, noun

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