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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude;
- Example: "adept in handicrafts"
- Example: "an adept juggler"
- Example: "an expert job"
- Example: "a good mechanic"
- Example: "a practiced marksman"
- Example: "a proficient engineer"
- Example: "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"
- Example: "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching"
[syn: adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful]

2. of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical skill;
- Example: "his technical innovation was his brushwork"
- Example: "the technical dazzle of her dancing"
[syn: technical, proficient]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Proficient \Pro*fi"cient\, a. Well advanced in any branch of knowledge or skill; possessed of considerable acquirements; well-skilled; versed; adept, [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Proficient \Pro*fi"cient\, n. [L. proficiens, -entis, p. pr. of proficere to go forward, make progress; pro forward + facere to make. See Fact, and cf. Profit, (?)] One who has made considerable advances in any business, art, science, or branch of learning; an expert; an adept; as, proficient in a trade; a proficient in mathematics, music, etc. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

proficient adj 1: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching" [syn: adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful] 2: of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical skill; "his technical innovation was his brushwork"; "the technical dazzle of her dancing" [syn: technical, proficient]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

108 Moby Thesaurus words for "proficient": Daedalian, able, accomplished, ace, adapted, adept, adequate, adjusted, adroit, apt, archetypical, artist, artiste, artistic, au fait, authoritative, authority, bravura, brilliant, capable, checked out, classic, clean, clever, competent, consummate, coordinated, crack, crackerjack, cunning, cute, daedal, deft, developed, dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, equal to, excellent, exemplary, exercised, experienced, expert, fancy, finished, first-rate, fit, fitted, fully developed, gifted, good, goodish, graceful, handy, ingenious, knowledgeable, magisterial, master, masterful, masterly, mature, matured, model, neat, no mean, past master, perfected, polished, politic, practiced, productive, professional, qualified, quick, quintessential, quite some, ready, refined, resourceful, ripe, ripened, skilled, skillful, slick, some, statesmanlike, stylish, suited, tactful, talented, the compleat, the complete, top-notch, up to, veteran, virtuoso, well-done, well-fitted, well-qualified, well-suited, well-versed, whiz, wizard, workmanlike