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 Dictionary entry overview: What does proficient mean? 

PROFICIENT (adjective)
  The adjective PROFICIENT has 1 sense:

1. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

  Familiarity information: PROFICIENT used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PROFICIENT (adjective)

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Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude


adept; expert; practiced; proficient; skilful; skillful; good

Context examples:

adept in handicrafts / an adept juggler / an expert job / a good mechanic / a practiced marksman / a proficient engineer / a lesser-known but no less skillful composer / the effect was achieved by skillful retouching


skilled (having or showing or requiring special skill)

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