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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.

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. Lori Meyers:

    The whole idea of flexible math lanes/grouping is that teachers can provide much better differentiated learning for their students when they have a more narrow range of students to teach, even within a lane, teachers must differentiate. No class is entirely uniform. With laning, teachers have a more narrow range of student proficiency to address, allowing them to go into much more conceptual depth.

  2. Nicole Neily:

    It's abundantly clear that parents are concerned about the quality of education — Virginia recently posted staggering learning loss numbers over the course of the pandemic, which compounds the already abysmal proficiency rates in the state, when schools obsessively focus on DEI initiatives, that's time and resources that are not being spent on core curriculum.

  3. Ihor Sosnovsky:

    Tehran airport is anything but a simple one. Therefore, for several years UIA has been using this airport to conduct training on Boeing 737 aircraft aimed at evaluating pilots' proficiency and ability to act in emergency cases, given the crew's experience, error probability is minimal. We do not even consider such a chance.

  4. 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.

  5. The CDC:

    As many of his colleagues in the USPHS have pointed out, this information is incorrect. In fact, he received an early promotion/exceptional proficiency promotion to Commander effective July 1, 2017, in recognition of his exemplary performance in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), over and above any of his assignments at CDC, his early promotion within the USPHS reflects his excellence as an officer and an employee.

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Translations for proficiency

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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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