proficiency

  • 1 proficiency — pro‧fi‧cien‧cy [prəˈfɪʆnsi] noun [uncountable] a high standard of skill in a particular job or knowledge of a particular subject: • One corporation spends $2,000 a quarter bringing its employees up to technical proficiency. proficiency in •… …

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  • 2 proficiency — index ability, caliber (mental capacity), capacity (aptitude), competence (ability), efficiency …

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  • 3 proficiency — (n.) 1540s, probably from L. proficientem (nom. proficiens), prp. of proficere accomplish, make progress, be useful, from pro forward (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

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  • 4 proficiency — [n] ability, skillfulness accomplishment, advance, advancement, aptitude, chops, competence, dexterity, efficiency, expertise, expertness, facility, formula, green thumb*, headway*, knack*, know how*, knowledge, learning, makings, mastery, moxie* …

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  • 5 proficiency — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, high ▪ Not all students were developing high proficiency in Spanish. ▪ limited ▪ Many of them had only limited proficiency in English. ▪ …

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  • 6 proficiency — n. 1) to demonstrate, display proficiency 2) language proficiency 3) proficiency at, in * * * [prə fɪʃ(ə)nsɪ] display proficiency in language proficiency to demonstrate proficiency at …

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  • 7 proficiency — pro|fi|cien|cy [prəˈfıʃənsi] n [U] a good standard of ability and skill proficiency in/with/at ▪ a high level of proficiency in English ▪ Nick s proficiency with computers is well known …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 Proficiency — Proficience Pro*fi cience, Proficiency Pro*fi cien*cy, n. The quality of state of being proficient; advance in the acquisition of any art, science, or knowledge; progression in knowledge; improvement; adeptness; as, to acquire proficiency in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Proficiency — Das Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (kurz CPE, häufig auch Proficiency) ist die anspruchsvollste der Englisch Prüfungen der Universität Cambridge. Im Gemeinsamen Europäischen Referenzrahmen des Europarats entspricht das CPE der… …

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  • 10 proficiency — pro|fi|cien|cy [ prə fıʃənsi ] noun uncount a high degree of ability or skill in something: proficiency in: proficiency in Arabic/reading …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 proficiency — [[t]prəfɪ̱ʃ(ə)nsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N in n If you show proficiency in something, you show ability or skill at it. Evidence of basic proficiency in English is part of the admission requirement. Syn: ability …

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  • 12 proficiency — UK [prəˈfɪʃ(ə)nsɪ] / US [prəˈfɪʃənsɪ] noun [uncountable] a high degree of ability or skill in something proficiency in: proficiency in Arabic/reading …

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  • 13 proficiency — /preuh fish euhn see/, n. the state of being proficient; skill; expertness: proficiency in music. [1535 45; < L profici(ens) PROFICIENT + ENCY] * * * …

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  • 14 proficiency — noun (U) a high standard of ability and skill (+ in): a high level of proficiency in grammar …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 proficiency — noun her proficiency was obvious to anyone who sailed with her Syn: skill, expertise, experience, accomplishment, competence, mastery, prowess, professionalism, deftness, adroitness, dexterity, finesse, ability, facility; informal know how Ant:… …

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  • 16 proficiency — /prəˈfɪʃənsi/ (say pruh fishuhnsee) noun (plural proficiencies) the state of being proficient; skill; expertness: proficiency in music …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 proficiency — proficient ► ADJECTIVE ▪ competent; skilled. DERIVATIVES proficiency noun proficiently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin proficere to advance …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 proficiency — noun 1. the quality of having great facility and competence (Freq. 1) • Derivationally related forms: ↑proficient • Hypernyms: ↑competence, ↑competency 2. skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity practice …

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  • 19 proficiency — noun Date: 1544 1. advancement in knowledge or skill ; progress 2. the quality or state of being proficient …

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  • 20 Proficiency — …

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