Definitions for proficientprəˈfɪʃ ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•fi•cientprəˈfɪʃ ənt(adj.)

  1. fully competent in any art, science, or subject; skilled:

    a proficient swimmer.

  2. (n.)an expert.

Origin of proficient:

1580–90; < L prōficient-, s. of prōficiēns, prp. of prōficere to advance, make progress


Princeton's WordNet

  1. adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful(adj)

    having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

    "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching"

  2. technical, proficient(adj)

    of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical skill

    "his technical innovation was his brushwork"; "the technical dazzle of her dancing"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. proficient(adjective)əˈfɪʃ ənt

    able to do sth well

    a proficient writer; She learned to use the system proficiently.


  1. proficient(Noun)

    An expert.

  2. proficient(Adjective)

    Good at; skilled; fluent; practiced, especially in relation to a task or skill.

    He was a proficient writer with an interest in human nature.

  3. Origin: From proficiens, present participle of proficere, from pro + facere; see fact.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proficient(noun)

    one who has made considerable advances in any business, art, science, or branch of learning; an expert; an adept; as, proficient in a trade; a proficient in mathematics, music, etc

  2. Proficient(adj)

    well advanced in any branch of knowledge or skill; possessed of considerable acquirements; well-skilled; versed; adept,

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skilled; expert.

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