What does proficient mean?

Definitions for proficientprəˈfɪʃ ənt

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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"


  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,

  3. Origin: [L. proficiens, -entis, p. pr. of proficere to go forward, make progress; pro forward + facere to make. See Fact, and cf. Profit, ()]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proficient in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proficient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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