Examples of proficiency in a Sentence
surprised by his proficiency at the game after only the briefest explanation of the rules
acquired proficiency at golf through long hours of practice
Recent Examples of proficiency from the Web
The students arrive with different levels of English proficiency.
About 80 percent of West Aurora High School students fell short of state proficiency in math on a college entrance exam and nearly 75 percent fell short in English, according to Illinois State Board of Education data released Tuesday.
The proficiency with which Noel makes deflections and chases down steals is an incredible gift for a player his size.
To make matters worse, for many jobs, including in the private sector, the law requires fluency in Estonian, via a certificate of language proficiency, shrinking further the number of jobs noncitizens can apply for.
The course requires both proficiency in the field, and the strength and stamina to carry equipment weighing up to 152 pounds.
This free-flowing, uptempo number gave Miller a chance to show off his legendary instrumental proficiency in a way that recalled the band’s glory days.
State and local officials agreed the district should be judged by gains rather than proficiency targets.
Reading scores in schools in southeast Michigan are below the national average, and last year third-grade reading scores proficiency dropped to 42% from 44%.
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First Known Use of proficiency
SynonymsIQ, mastership, mastery, command
Related Wordsvirtuosity; facility, hang; fluency, literacy; experience, expertise, know-how, practice (also practise), skill (s); acquaintance, familiarity, intimacy
Near Antonymsincompetence, incompetency; ignorance, illiteracy, unfamiliarity
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