Proficient meaning

prə-fĭshənt
The definition of proficient is being skilled or good at something.

An example of proficient is an Olympic athlete.

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An expert.
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An expert.
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Good at; skilled; fluent; practiced, especially in relation to a task or skill.

He was a proficient writer with an interest in human nature.

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Highly competent; skilled; adept.
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Having or marked by an advanced degree of competence, as in an art, vocation, profession, or branch of learning.
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A person who exhibits such competence; an expert.
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Origin of proficient

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

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

  • 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