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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 month ago

How is luck different from skill? What's the definition of luck?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Luck is a chance. For example, an individual may, or may not, get what they desire; attainment of a particular goal does not depend on skill, even if skill has been applied. A skill is an attribute a person possesses--that person may be skilled in playing musical instruments, playing football, or playing cards. Applying those skills toward a specific goal should give a person a better shot at achieving the goal, but having the skill doesn't guarantee that success. So, like it or not, we're back to luck!

  • 1 month ago

    Don't you know how to look words up in a dictionary? These words have nothing in common.

    Obviously 'luck' is when something good happens to you without your effort, whereas few people can acquire a 'skill' without working, training, practice.

  • 1 month ago

    Skill involves talent, luck is just something that happens for no reason.

  • 1 month ago

    Luck means ending up getting good things and skill means to learn a particular talent.

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  • 1 month ago

    luck is used to describe a random result that is not predictable and cannot be controlled. A probabilistic result. We usually think of luck as good luck (getting the desired result more often than simple chance would make you expect), although it follows that one can have bad luck (getting the desired result a lot less than chance would normally be expected to provide).

    We would not say someone was lucky when they ended up losing way more than chance would normally provide. they would be Unlucky.

    Skill refers to the application of experience and practice to exercise control on an outcome. There will always be some chance (some luck) possible, but the skill limits the range where luck matters.

  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "Luck" is letting things happen, not bothering to help a idea along. "Skill" is the mental means for helping things along.

    I am surprised to see the notion that anybody could confuse the meanings of those two words. Who is teaching you English? Possibly you should try to find a different teacher.

  • Laurie
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Skill is learned. Luck is unpredictable and unanticipated.

  • 1 month ago

    luck happens to you by chance without you having to work at it whereas skill is something you work at

  • Greg
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Luck implies random happening. A skill is something you can do.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    A simple google for your query would return => success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions.

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