AskDefine | Define proficiency

Dictionary Definition

proficiency

Noun

1 the quality of having great facility and competence
2 skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity; "practice greatly improves proficiency" [syn: technique]

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English

Etymology

From proficientem, from proficere.

Noun

  1. Ability, skill, competence, as "Proficiency in English." or "To attain (or to reach) proficiency".
  2. Knowledge.

Translations

ability or skill
  • Finnish: pätevyys, taitavuus
  • French: compétence
  • Italian: abilità, perizia, competenza
  • Japanese: 上達, 習熟度, 習熟, 熟練度, 熟練
  • Spanish: suficiencia, pericia, habilidad
knowledge

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