What does proficiency mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. proficiencynoun

    the quality of having great facility and competence

  2. proficiency, techniquenoun

    skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity

    "practice greatly improves proficiency"


  1. proficiencynoun

    Ability, skill, competence.

  2. proficiencynoun


  3. Etymology: From proficientem, from proficere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Proficience, Proficiencynoun

    Profit; advancement in any thing; improvement gained. It is applied to intellectual acquisition.

    Etymology: from proficio, Lat.

    Persons of riper years, who flocked into the church during the three first centuries, were obliged to pass through instructions, and give account of the proficiency. Addison.

    Some reflecting with too much satisfaction on their own proficiencies, or presuming on their election by God, persuade themselves into a careless security. John Rogers, Sermons.


  1. proficiency

    Proficiency refers to a high degree of competence or skill, an advanced level of knowledge or mastery in a particular subject or ability. It is typically acquired through extensive training, practice, research, or experience.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proficiencynoun

    the quality of state of being proficient; advance in the acquisition of any art, science, or knowledge; progression in knowledge; improvement; adeptness; as, to acquire proficiency in music


  1. Proficiency

    Proficiency, Inc. provides product knowledge integration and CAD interoperability solutions that enable manufacturers and suppliers to share product knowledge from various engineering and manufacturing environments. Its solutions include product knowledge migration, which delivers a process of technology and methodology that meets migration needs; and supplier delivery solutions to original equipment manufacturers or higher tier suppliers. The company™s products also include Collaboration Gateway V7.0, which enables the transfer of the product knowledge between CAD systems that include geometry, features, sketches, manufacturing info, metadata, assembly information, and drawings in the conversion process; and Completion Wizard, which provides an interactive method of completing the process. In addition, it offers CAD translation services, such as geometry-only, product knowledge, and associative drawing translations; consulting services, such as migration strategy, supplier delivery strategy, and process integration consulting; and implementation services, such as training, customer support, and customer specific developments. The company serves various companies in the automotive, aerospace and defense, and heavy machinery industries.Proficiency, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Marlborough, Massachusetts. As of July 1, 2009, Proficiency, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of ITI TranscenData.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proficiency in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proficiency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of proficiency in a Sentence

  1. Sir. Barron Qasem II:

    It has taken me two years of intense study and practice to comprehend that achieving proficiency in the field of investing relies heavily on a concentrated approach.

  2. Frank Straub:

    Owning a firearm and being able to deploy a firearm in a safe manner requires not only familiarity with the weapon system but also a level of proficiency.

  3. Jacqueline Glasheen:

    My school in particular has made slight gains, but my kids are well below the proficiency line.

  4. Harry Buhl:

    The state of the market can provide great opportunities to get repetitions for soldiers so that when they train in a live environment, they are training at a higher level of proficiency. They can save time and save lives.

  5. Raymond Yuan:

    Institutional investors benefit from both large scale and proficiency in management whereas retail investors who couldn’t keep up will be weeded out.

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  • معرفة, إمكانArabic
  • aptitud, competència, habilitatCatalan, Valencian
  • Können, Begabung, Kompetenz, KenntnisseGerman
  • ικανότηταGreek
  • competencia, conocimiento, aptitud, habilidad, suficiencia, periciaSpanish
  • pätevyys, taitavuusFinnish
  • compétenceFrench
  • प्रवीणता, निपुणताHindi
  • kompetentesoIdo
  • competenza, conoscenza, perizia, abilitàItalian
  • 上達, 熟練度, 習熟度, 熟練, 習熟Japanese
  • competentieDutch
  • proficiênciaPortuguese
  • мастерство, способность, умение, сноровка, навыкRussian
  • aftësiAlbanian
  • kunskap, begåvning, skicklighet, färdighet, kunnighetSwedish
  • திறமைTamil
  • مہارتUrdu
  • 精通Chinese

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