Proficience


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n.1.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.
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En su libro Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning Divine and Humane (Sobre las Capacidades y el Avance del Conocimiento Divino y Humano), publicado en 1605, Bacon se detiene a considerar el estado de las ciencias de su epoca tratando de establecer cual es la situacion en cada area del conocimiento (que el divide en filosofia divina, filosofia natural y filosofia humana, subdividiendo a su vez la filosofia natural --que corresponderia mas precisamente a lo que en la actualidad llamamos ciencia--en fisica, metafisica, matematicas y medicina), centrandose a continuacion en tratar de establecer que hacer para mejorar cada una de ellas.
And this Proficience in nauigation, and discoueries, may plant also an expectation of the furder proficience, and augmentation of all Scyences, because it may seeme they are ordained by God to be Coevalls, that is, to meete in one Age" (Bacon 1605, Book II, page 15v, italics in original).
Let no man upon a weak conceit of sobriety or an ill-applied moderation think or maintain, that a man can search too far, or be too well studied in the book of God's word, or in the book of God's works, divinity or philosophy; but rather let men endeavour an endless progress or proficience in both; only let men beware .