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Synonyms for proficiencypro·fi·cien·cy

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Wiktionary

  1. proficiencynoun

    Synonyms:
    competence, ability, command, skill

  2. proficiencynoun

    Ability, skill, competence.

    Synonyms:
    skill, competence, ability, command

  3. proficiencynoun

    Knowledge.

    Synonyms:
    competence, command, skill, ability

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. proficiency

    Progress (Latin pro, forward, gradior, go) is a moving onward or forward, whether in space or in the mental or moral realm, and may be either mechanical, individual, or social. Attainment, development, and proficiency are more absolute than the other words of the group, denoting some point of advantage or of comparative perfection reached by forward or onward movement; we speak of attainments in virtue or scholarship, proficiency in music or languages, the development of new powers or organs; proficiency includes the idea of skill. Advance may denote either a forward movement or the point gained by forward movement, but always relatively with reference to the point from which the movement started; as, this is a great advance. Advance admits the possibility of retreat; progress (Latin progredi, to walk forward) is steady and constant forward movement, admitting of pause, but not of retreat; advance suggests more clearly a point to be reached, while progress lays the emphasis upon the forward movement; we may speak of slow or rapid progress, but more naturally of swift advance. Progress is more frequently used of abstractions; as, the progress of ideas; progression fixes the attention chiefly upon the act of moving forward. In a thing good in itself all advance or progress is improvement; there is a growing tendency to restrict the words to this favorable sense, using increase indifferently of good or evil; one may say without limitation, "I am an advocate of progress."

    Synonyms:
    advance, advancement, attainment, development, growth, improvement, increase, progress, progression

    Antonyms:
    check, decline, delay, falling back, falling off, relapse, retrogression, stay, stop, stoppage

    Preposition:
    The progress of truth; progress in virtue; toward perfection; from a lower to a higher state.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. proficiency

    Synonyms:
    success, advancement, progress, improvement, forwardness, dexterity

    Antonyms:
    failure, backwardness, unsuccess, tardiness, relapse

Princeton's WordNet

  1. proficiencynoun

    the quality of having great facility and competence

    Synonyms:
    technique

  2. proficiency, techniquenoun

    skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity

    "practice greatly improves proficiency"

    Synonyms:
    technique

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. proficiencynoun

    Synonyms:
    advancement, improvement, progress

  2. proficiencynoun

    Synonyms:
    skill, accomplishment, acquirement, mastery

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How to use proficiency in a sentence?

  1. Harry Buhl:

    The state of the market can provide great opportunities to get repetitions for soldiers so that when they train in a live environment, they are training at a higher level of proficiency. They can save time and save lives.

  2. Sam Park:

    One of the primary concerns I've always had when it comes to organizing particularly older Asian American voters are the various barriers that exist, primarily language, i know there are relatively high levels of limited English proficiency amongst older Korean American, Vietnamese and Chinese American voters. And so having an understanding of the barriers that certain voters may face, and then ensuring that your political operation and outreach program is sophisticated enough.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high degree of sophistication.

  4. Chau Trinh-Shevrin:

    In some respects, it is premature to note that ACA expansion reduced the cancer disparities gap with treatment time as the primary outcome, the literature on cancer disparities indicate a large range of social determinants of health that influence access and utilization of cancer screening, care and treatment -- that range from stigma, limited English proficiency, low health literacy, limited social support, or difficulties in navigating the US healthcare system.

  5. Jacqueline Glasheen:

    My school in particular has made slight gains, but my kids are well below the proficiency line.

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Translations for proficiency

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  • معرفة, إمكانArabic
  • habilitat, aptitud, competènciaCatalan, Valencian
  • Können, Kompetenz, Kenntnisse, BegabungGerman
  • ικανότηταGreek
  • aptitud, habilidad, pericia, suficiencia, conocimiento, competenciaSpanish
  • taitavuus, pätevyysFinnish
  • compétenceFrench
  • प्रवीणता, निपुणताHindi
  • kompetentesoIdo
  • perizia, abilità, conoscenza, competenzaItalian
  • 習熟, 習熟度, 熟練度, 上達, 熟練Japanese
  • competentieDutch
  • proficiênciaPortuguese
  • навык, сноровка, умение, мастерство, способностьRussian
  • aftësiAlbanian
  • begåvning, kunnighet, kunskap, färdighet, skicklighetSwedish
  • திறமைTamil
  • مہارتUrdu
  • 精通Chinese

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