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Definition 1: of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical skill - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where proficient or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his technical innovation was his brushwork
  • the technical dazzle of her dancing

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Definition 2: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where proficient or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for proficient in the sense of this definition

(proficient is similar to ...) having or showing or requiring special skill

"only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team" "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience" "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow" "a skilled trade"

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