Related formso·ver·pro·fi·cien·cy, noun
Examples from the Web for proficiency
There is simply no substitute for the experience and proficiency of a properly trained pilot.
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|Chris Lee|June 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the law also allowed each state to determine its own proficiency standard.Still “Lying to Children”: How No Child Left Behind Corrupted Education|Sol Stern|January 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is a known fact that the more years of experience a controller has, the higher his proficiency.
I wonder whether Eve, when she came to Adam in the garden, brought with her a certificate of proficiency in the seven sciences?Hypatia|Charles Kingsley
A part of my earnings was dedicated to an Italian class which I attended twice a week, and rapidly acquired some proficiency.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume I (of 10)|John Gibson Lockhart
In the arts of fencing and dancing, small indeed was my proficiency; and some months were idly wasted in the riding-school.Memoirs of My Life and Writings|Edward Gibbon
His plan was to remain with the master long enough so he could secure a certificate of proficiency.Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers|Elbert Hubbard
That was a proficiency that tempted me; and I practised to acquire it, as men learn to whittle, in a wager with myself.Memories and Portraits|Robert Louis Stevenson