A sprinter practicing at the track.
The definition of proficient is being skilled or good at something.
An example of proficient is an Olympic athlete.
highly competent; skilled; adept
Origin of proficientClassical Latin proficiens, present participle of proficere, to advance ; from pro-, forward + facere, to make: see pro- and amp; do
Having or marked by an advanced degree of competence, as in an art, vocation, profession, or branch of learning.
A person who exhibits such competence; an expert.
Origin of proficientLatin pr&omacron;fici&emacron;ns, pr&omacron;ficient-, present participle of pr&omacron;ficere, to make progress; see profit.
(comparative more proficient, superlative most proficient)
- An expert.