proficiency

noun pro·fi·cien·cy \ prə-ˈfi-shən(t)-sē \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of proficiency

1 : advancement in knowledge or skill : progress
2 : the quality or state of being proficient

Examples of proficiency in a Sentence

  1. surprised by his proficiency at the game after only the briefest explanation of the rules

  2. acquired proficiency at golf through long hours of practice

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