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proficiency

[pruh-fish-uh n-see] /prəˈfɪʃ ən si/
noun
1.
the state of being proficient; skill; expertness:
proficiency in music.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin prōfici(ēns) proficient + -ency
Related forms
overproficiency, noun
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Word Origin and History for proficiencies
proficiency
1540s, probably from L. proficientem (nom. proficiens), prp. of proficere "accomplish, make progress, be useful," from pro- "forward" + root of facere "to make" (see factitious).
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