Competent vs. Proficient

By Jaxson

  • Competent (adjective)

    Having sufficient skill, knowledge, ability, or qualifications.

    “He is a competent skier and an expert snowboarder.”

  • Competent (adjective)

    Having jurisdiction or authority over a particular issue or question.

    “For any disagreements arising from this contract, the competent court shall be the Springfield Circuit Court.”

    “judicial authority having competent jurisdiction”

  • Competent (adjective)

    Adequate for the purpose

  • Competent (adjective)

    permeable to foreign DNA

  • Proficient (adjective)

    Good at something; skilled; fluent; practiced, especially in relation to a task or skill.

    “He was a proficient writer with an interest in human nature.”

  • Proficient (noun)

    An expert.

  • Proficient (adjective)

    competent or skilled in doing or using something

    “I was proficient at my job”

    “she felt reasonably proficient in Italian”

  • Proficient (noun)

    a person who is proficient

    “he became a proficient in Latin and Greek”

Oxford Dictionary

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