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pro·fi·cient

 (prə-fĭsh′ənt)
adj.
Having or marked by an advanced degree of competence, as in an art, vocation, profession, or branch of learning.
n.
A person who exhibits such competence; an expert.

[Latin prōficiēns, prōficient-, present participle of prōficere, to make progress; see profit.]

pro·fi′cient·ly adv.
Synonyms: proficient, adept, skilled, skillful, accomplished, expert
These adjectives mean having or showing knowledge, ability, or skill, as in a profession or field of study. Proficient implies an advanced degree of competence acquired through training: is proficient in Greek and Latin.
Adept suggests a natural aptitude improved by practice: became adept at cutting the fabric without using a pattern.
Skilled implies sound, thorough competence and often mastery, as in an art, craft, or trade: a skilled gymnast who won an Olympic medal.
Skillful adds to skilled the idea of natural dexterity in performance or achievement: is skillful in the use of the hand loom.
Accomplished bears with it a sense of refinement after much training and practice: an accomplished violinist who played the sonata flawlessly.
Expert applies to one with consummate skill and command: an expert negotiator who struck a deal between disputing factions.

proficient

(prəˈfɪʃənt)
adj
having great facility (in an art, occupation, etc); skilled
n
an archaic word for an expert
[C16: from Latin prōficere to make progress, from pro-1 + facere to make]
proˈficiency, proˈficience n
proˈficiently adv

pro•fi•cient

(prəˈfɪʃ ənt)

adj.
1. fully competent in any art, science, or subject; skilled: a proficient swimmer.
n.
2. an expert.
[1580–90; < Latin prōficient-, s. of prōficiēns, present participle of prōficere to advance, make progress]
pro•fi′cien•cy (-si) n.
pro•fi′cient•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.proficient - having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitudeproficient - 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"
skilled - having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade"
2.proficient - of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical skill; "his technical innovation was his brushwork"; "the technical dazzle of her dancing"

proficient

proficient

adjective
Having or demonstrating a high degree of knowledge or skill:
Slang: crackerjack.
noun
A person with a high degree of knowledge or skill in a particular field:
Informal: whiz.
Slang: crackerjack.
Chiefly British: dab.
Translations
بارِع، حاذِق، مُتَضَلِّع في
odbornýschopný
kyndig
færfær, snjallsnjall
patyrimas
kompetentslietpratīgs
strokoven

proficient

[prəˈfɪʃənt] ADJcompetente (at, in en) as you become more proficientsegún te vas haciendo más competente
she was already proficient in Germantenía ya un gran dominio del alemán, dominaba ya el alemán

proficient

[prəˈfɪʃənt] adj [player, musician] → compétent(e)
to be proficient in sth [+ skill, technique, sport, music] → être compétent(e) en qch

proficient

adjtüchtig, fähig; he is just about proficient in Germanseine Deutschkenntnisse reichen gerade aus; how long would it take to become proficient in Japanese?wie lange würde es dauern, bis man Japanisch beherrscht?

proficient

[prəˈfɪʃnt] adjprovetto/a, competente

proficient

(prəˈfiʃənt) adjective
skilled; expert.
proˈficiently adverb
proˈficiency noun
References in classic literature ?
Her breath was, however, expended in vain; for, although distinguished in her nation as a proficient in the art of abuse, she was permitted to work herself into such a fury as actually to foam at the mouth, without causing a muscle to vibrate in the motionless figure of the stranger.
Jane, the first to follow her, was anxious as to the strength of the ice; but when reassured, she acquitted herself admirably, for she was proficient in outdoor exercises, and had the satisfaction of laughing in the field at those who laughed at her in the study.
Body o' me," exclaimed Don Quixote, "what a proficient you are in the Italian language
But to me, proficient though I was in Flatland Mathematics, it was by no means a simple matter.
I was not yet proficient with all the weapons, but my great familiarity with similar earthly weapons made me an unusually apt pupil, and I progressed in a very satisfactory manner.
As Meriem became proficient in their common language the pleasures of their companionship grew correspondingly, for now they could converse and aided by the mental powers of their human heritage they amplified the restricted vocabulary of the apes until talking was transformed from a task into an enjoyable pastime.
A prince ought also to show himself a patron of ability, and to honour the proficient in every art.
If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.
This man as soon as ever he had come up with his chariot had dismounted twenty men, so proficient was he in all the arts of war--he it was, O knight Patroclus, that first drove a weapon into you, but he did not quite overpower you.
My Father's house is situated in Bedfordshire, my Aunt's in Middlesex, and tho' I flatter myself with being a tolerable proficient in Geography, I know not how it happened, but I found myself entering this beautifull Vale which I find is in South Wales, when I had expected to have reached my Aunts.
In the latter part of the last century there lived a man of science, an eminent proficient in every branch of natural philosophy, who not long before our story opens had made experience of a spiritual affinity more attractive than any chemical one.
I will not oppose such kind politeness; but I should be sorry to be examined by a real proficient.