What is the term for skills where learning Skill A overlaps or carries over to Skill B?

I.E. An Olympic class Gymnast could carry over those skills and become a very good diver or a very good dancer.

  • What is wrong with carries over?
    – Phil Sweet
    Aug 25, 2016 at 1:41

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I think the term you are looking for is "transferable" or "transferable skill".

"His graceful composure as a gymnast is transferable to his diving hobby."

"Somersaulting is a transferable skill between diving and gymastics."

Transferable skillsCambridge

noun plural Skills used in one job or career that can also be used in another.

"Leadership is a highly transferable skill."

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