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"proficient" in British English

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proficientadjective

uk   /prəˈfɪʃ.ənt/ us   /prəˈfɪʃ.ənt/
(Definition of proficient from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"proficient" in American English

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proficientadjective

us   /prəˈfɪʃ·ənt/
skilled and experienced: a proficient swimmer He studied Chinese and became proficient in the language.
proficiency
noun [U] us   /prəˈfɪʃ·ən·si/
Morgan has great proficiency as a jazz saxophonist.
(Definition of proficient from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"proficient" in Business English

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proficientadjective

uk   /prəˈfɪʃənt/ us  
very skilled and experienced at something: proficient at sth/doing sth Consumers have become more proficient at shopping online.proficient in sth The government will help small businesses become proficient in the technologies they need to compete in the digital marketplace.
(Definition of proficient from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “proficient”
in Korean 숙달된…
in Arabic بارِع…
in Malaysian cekap…
in French (très) compétent (en)…
in Russian умелый, знающий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熟練的, 精通的…
in Italian esperto, competente…
in Turkish yeterli, usta, mahir…
in Polish biegły…
in Spanish muy competente, perito, hábil…
in Vietnamese thành thạo…
in Portuguese proficiente, hábil…
in Thai เชี่ยวชาญ…
in German tüchtig…
in Catalan expert, competent…
in Japanese 堪能な, 秀でた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 熟练的, 精通的…
in Indonesian ahli…
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