Definition of proficiency in English:


Pronunciation /prəˈfiSHənsē/ /prəˈfɪʃənsi/


  • A high degree of competence or skill; expertise.

    ‘he demonstrated his proficiency in Chinese’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What it does test is verbal ability, not your proficiency in topics you learned in English class.’
    • ‘Her gift is a pop proficiency that's rarer than musicianship in that she keeps people curious.’
    • ‘A relationship between a child's age and proficiency in early math skills also exists.’
    • ‘Of these, dexterity or technical proficiency is considered to be of paramount importance among surgical trainees.’
    • ‘Penalty corner hits are an additional weapon to his accomplished all-round proficiency.’
    • ‘The gags almost seem muted by the technical proficiency of a practiced master of cinema.’
    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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/prəˈfiSHənsē/ /prəˈfɪʃənsi/