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Meaning of PROFICIENT

Pronunciation:  pru'fishunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

PROFICIENT is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: adept, expert, good, practiced, skilful, skilled, skillful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pro*fi"cient\, n. [L. proficiens, -entis, p. pr. of
    proficere to go forward, make progress; pro forward + facere
    to make. See {Fact}, and cf. {Profit}, (?)]
    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. \Pro*fi"cient\, a.
    Well advanced in any branch of knowledge or skill; possessed
    of considerable acquirements; well-skilled; versed; adept,
    
    
 

 

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