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PROFICIENCY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does proficiency mean? 

PROFICIENCY (noun)
  The noun PROFICIENCY has 2 senses:

1. the quality of having great facility and competence
2. skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity

  Familiarity information: PROFICIENCY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROFICIENCY (noun)


Sense 1proficiency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of having great facility and competence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("proficiency" is a kind of...):

competence; competency (the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually)


Sense 2proficiency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

proficiency; technique

Context example:

practice greatly improves proficiency

Hypernyms ("proficiency" is a kind of...):

skillfulness (the state of being cognitively skillful)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "proficiency"):

brushwork (an artist's distinctive technique of applying paint with a brush)

musketry (the technique of using small arms (especially in battle))


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