[adj. uh-dept; n. ad-ept, uh-dept]
very skilled; proficient; expert: an adept juggler.
noun, adept.
a skilled or proficient person; expert.

1655–65; < Medieval Latin adeptus one who has attained (the secret of transmuting metals), noun use of L past participle of adipiscī to attain to (ad- ad- + -ep-, combining form of ap- in aptus apt + -tus past participle suffix)

adeptly, adverb
adeptness, noun
nonadept, adjective
nonadeptly, adverb
nonadeptness, noun
unadept, adjective
unadeptly, adverb
unadeptness, noun

adapt, adept, adopt. Unabridged
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1.  very proficient in something requiring skill or manual dexterity
2.  skilful; expert
3.  a person who is skilled or proficient in something
[C17: from Medieval Latin adeptus, from Latin adipiscī to attain, from ad- to + apiscī to attain]

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Word Origin & History

1660s (n.), 1690s (adj.), from L. adeptus "having reached, attained," pp. of adipisci "to attain to, acquire," from ad- "to" + apisci "grasp, attain," related to aptus "fitted" (see apt). Noun meaning "one who is skilled in the secrets of anything" is from a M.L. use in alchemy.
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Example sentences
Indeed, the human brain is more adept at comparing lengths than areas.
She is also a shrewd consensus builder, adept at winning local support.
Daily training at these schools was focused on becoming adept in the use of the
  sword, bow and arrow, spear and tonki.
He became so adept with the brush that his paintings show more spontaneity than
  most of his contemporaries.
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