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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adept  \A*dept"\,  n.  [L.  adeptus  obtained  (sc.  artem),  ?he  who 
  has  obtained  an  art,  p.  p.  of  adipsci  to  arrive  ?at,  to 
  obtain;  ad  +  apisci  to  pursue.  See  {Apt},  and  cf  {Adapt}.] 
  One  fully  skilled  or  well  versed  in  anything  a  proficient; 
  as  adepts  in  philosophy. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adept  \A*dept"\,  a. 
  Well  skilled;  completely  versed;  thoroughly  proficient. 
 
  Beaus  adept  in  everything  profound.  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adept 
  adj  :  having  or  showing  knowledge  and  skill  and  aptitude;  "adept 
  in  handicrafts";  "an  adept  juggler";  "an  expert  job"; 
  "a  good  mechanic";  "a  practiced  marksman";  "a 
  proficient  engineer";  "a  lesser-known  but  no  less 
  skillful  composer";  "the  effect  was  achieved  by 
  skillful  retouching"  [syn:  {expert},  {good},  {practiced}, 
  {proficient},  {skillful},  {skilful}] 
  n  :  someone  who  is  very  highly  skilled  [syn:  {ace},  {sensation}, 
  {maven},  {virtuoso},  {genius},  {hotshot},  {star},  {whiz}, 
  {whizz},  {wizard},  {wiz}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ADEPT 
  Administrative  Data  Entry  for  Processing  Transmission  (mil.,  USA) 
 
 




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