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deskill

[dee-skil] /diˈskɪl/
verb (used with object)
1.
to remove any need of skill, judgment, or initiative in:
jobs being deskilled by automation.
Origin
de- + skill1
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  • Technology increases the skill demands of many manufacturing jobs, but may deskill some clerical work.
British Dictionary definitions for deskill

deskill

/diːˈskɪl/
verb (transitive)
1.
to mechanize or computerize (a job or process) to such an extent that little human skill is required to do it
2.
to cause (skilled persons or a labour force) to work at a job that does not utilize their skills
Derived Forms
deskilling, noun
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