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ability

Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788
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In the context of skill acquisition, a relatively stable, largely inherited characteristic or trait that underpins and contributes to proficiency in a number of skills. Abilities can be perceptual, motor, or a combination of both. The latter are known as psychomotor abilities. Although they are not learned, abilities can be developed and extended by experience. ...

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Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine

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