Definition of proficient in English:


Syllabification: pro·fi·cient
Pronunciation: /prəˈfiSHənt



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  • A person who is proficient: he became a proficient in Latin and Greek
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    • I tried my very best daily to become a proficient of it.



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  • In this era of liberalisation and privatisation, sport is an important instrument that needs to be professionally and proficiently marketed.
  • It doesn't take you a year to learn to hurdle, but it does take you a year to learn how to race at it proficiently enough to be successful.
  • He plays the guitar, he plays bass very proficiently, he's a great producer.


late 16th century: from Latin proficient- 'advancing', from the verb proficere, from pro- 'on behalf of' + facere 'do, make'.

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