Proficient Definition

prə-fĭshənt
adjective
Having or marked by an advanced degree of competence, as in an art, vocation, profession, or branch of learning.
American Heritage
Highly competent; skilled; adept.
Webster's New World
The definition of proficient is being skilled or good at something.
An example of proficient is an Olympic athlete.
YourDictionary
noun
A person who exhibits such competence; an expert.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Proficient

Noun

Singular:
proficient
Plural:
proficients

Origin of Proficient

  • From Latin proficiens, present participle of proficere (“to go forward, advance, make progress, succeed, be profitable or useful"), from pro (“forth, forward") + facere (“to make, do"); see fact.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin prōficiēns prōficient- present participle of prōficere to make progress profit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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