Definition of proficiency in English:

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Pronunciation: /prəˈfɪʃ(ə)nsi/


[mass noun]
A high degree of skill; expertise: he demonstrated his proficiency in Chinese
More example sentences
  • 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.
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
informal know-how

Words that rhyme with proficiency

efficiency, sufficiency

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