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synonyms for proficiency

  • aptitude
  • competence
  • dexterity
  • efficiency
  • expertise
  • know-how
  • knowledge
  • mastery
  • savvy
  • skill
  • accomplishment
  • advance
  • advancement
  • chops
  • expertness
  • facility
  • formula
  • headway
  • knack
  • learning
  • moxie
  • oil
  • progress
  • stuff
  • talent
  • green thumb
  • right stuff
  • what it takes
See also synonyms for: proficiencies
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antonyms for proficiency

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  • ignorance
  • inability
  • incapability
  • incapacity
  • incompetence
  • inefficiency
  • ineptness
  • lack
  • block
  • decline
  • failure
  • halt
  • retreat
  • retrogression
  • stop
  • stoppage
  • clumsiness
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How to use proficiency in a sentence

The answer to that question could shed light on the proficiency of these Stone Age humans as mariners and their mental capabilities overall.
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Benn Eifert, founder of an investment fund that uses options to ride out market volatility, says that successful options trading requires sophisticated software and substantial math proficiency.
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Overall, the tests show fewer than half of all students rated below proficiency, which is defined as demonstrating competency over challenging subject matter.
‘NATION’S REPORT CARD’ SHOWS DECLINES FOR LOWEST-PERFORMING STUDENTSLAURA MECKLEROCTOBER 28, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Augmedix recruits people who have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, and screens for proficiency in English reading, listening comprehension and writing, the company said.
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Eifert says a high proficiency in math is merely “table stakes” when it comes to trading options, which he calls a “piece of craftsmanship from front to back.”
‘GOING TO VEGAS:’ NEWBIE OPTIONS TRADERS FACE A RECKONING AS THE TECH STOCK RALLY FADESJEFFSEPTEMBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
His proficiency at passing out of double-teams in the post as well as on the move in pick-and-roll situations far exceeds that of Whiteside, which opens things up a bit more for his teammates.
WITH A HEALTHY JUSUF NURKIĆ, THE TRAIL BLAZERS ARE ON THE CUSP OF THE PLAYOFFSJARED DUBINAUGUST 11, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
I study your language in your Dickens, in your Thackeray; at last I attain proficiency.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
A host is presented as having invited to his table as many of his friends as were conspicuous for their proficiency in swearing.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
Chivey had made a chatting acquaintance with the notary in the town, the Spaniard speaking English with tolerable proficiency.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
In his youth he attained a very considerable proficiency in the Latin tongue.
WITCH, WARLOCK, AND MAGICIANWILLIAM HENRY DAVENPORT ADAMS
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