Definition of proficiency in English:



  • [mass noun] A high degree of skill; expertise.

    ‘he demonstrated his proficiency in Chinese’
    • ‘Of these, dexterity or technical proficiency is considered to be of paramount importance among surgical trainees.’
    • ‘What it does test is verbal ability, not your proficiency in topics you learned in English class.’
    • ‘Penalty corner hits are an additional weapon to his accomplished all-round proficiency.’
    • ‘A relationship between a child's age and proficiency in early math skills also exists.’
    • ‘Her gift is a pop proficiency that's rarer than musicianship in that she keeps people curious.’
    • ‘The gags almost seem muted by the technical proficiency of a practiced master of cinema.’
    • ‘Each time you gain a level, you simply receive some ‘skill points,’ and you can spend those points on things like ability scores, weapon proficiencies, and skills.’
    skill, skilfulness, expertise, experience, ability, capability, capacity, competence, competency, adeptness, adroitness, excellence, mastery, prowess, professionalism, aptitude, deftness, dexterity, finesse, facility, effectiveness, accomplishment, aptness, expertness, talent
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