Definition of proficiency:
increase, advance, mastership, gift, technique, skills, chops, savvy, prowess, attainment, advancement, IQ, command, improvement, expertness, progress, art, knowledge, development, growth, moxie, progression.
- experience (part of speech: noun)
- skill (part of speech: noun)
- learning (part of speech: verb)
This was still in excellent preservation; the lines were clear and distinct; and the cutting, under any test, and without any reference to the people by whom it was executed, would be considered as indicating great skill and proficiency in the art of carving on wood.- "Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I.", John L. Stephens.
Their desire is to be liked, loved, or admired, by those whom they see with their eyes: and the proficiency in knowledge, arts, and accomplishments, which is sufficient for that, almost always contents them.- "The Subjection of Women", John Stuart Mill.
- "The Turner Twins", Ralph Henry Barbour.