- the state of being proficient; skill; expertness: proficiency in music.
Origin of proficiency
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Examples from the Web for proficiency
There is simply no substitute for the experience and proficiency of a properly trained pilot.Asiana Flight 214: The Pilot Screwed Up, Right?
July 12, 2013
There was a lot of farm labor [in his upbringing], and there was a proficiency in splitting rails.‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’: Seth Grahame-Smith on Its Real-Life Origins
June 22, 2012
But the law also allowed each state to determine its own proficiency standard.Still “Lying to Children”: How No Child Left Behind Corrupted Education
January 9, 2012
It is a known fact that the more years of experience a controller has, the higher his proficiency.An Air Traffic Controller Speaks
April 30, 2011
As to his proficiency at study there was not much to be said.Biographical Stories
There are all degrees of proficiency in knowledge of the world.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Should musical degrees be granted, and if so, for what measure of knowledge or proficiency?College Teaching
It may be well imagined, then, that his proficiency was not very great.Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq.
Charles James Lever
The naturalist also must acquire some measure of proficiency in the ancient art.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
Word Origin and History for proficiency
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