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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n adeptness skillful performance or ability without difficulty "his quick adeptness was a product of good design","he was famous for his facility as an archer"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Adeptness The quality of being adept; skill.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n adeptness The quality or state of being adept; skilfulness; special proficiency.
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  • George Bernard Shaw
    “In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language: the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.”


In literature:

These two men, however, were adepts.
"Your United States" by Arnold Bennett
She was an adept in getting people into the world and getting them out of it.
"Miss Mink's Soldier and Other Stories" by Alice Hegan Rice
He was asked if he was adept at anything else.
"More Toasts"
I am not an adept in reading faces, but I am sure there is nothing mean in his.
"The Little Red Chimney" by Mary Finley Leonard
O Bharata, I am an adept at dice, superior to all in the world.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
But he was graceful and adept at the dances.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
Steele and I had agreed upon a sign from me, because he was not so adept in the intricacies of gambling as I was.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
Dr. West was an adept at such.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Proceed, my fearsome adept, and perform the occult deed!
"The Firing Line" by Robert W. Chambers
Every writer of special articles should become adept in the use of a camera.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
They were very adept in the management of mules.
"Five Months at Anzac" by Joseph Lievesley Beeston
Adept as he was, I very soon learnt all the finesse and beauty of the game.
"Japhet, In Search Of A Father" by Frederick Marryat
Why, in your notions of life and the world, you seem to be quite an adept.
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
It developed that she was an adept in telling fortunes with tea leaves.
"The Land of Promise" by D. Torbett
She grew to be an adept in the art of boiling water.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume I. (of X.)" by Various
He became an adept at picking a lock.
"Never-Fail Blake" by Arthur Stringer
Also his adeptness in dodging was called upon more and more.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
They were also adepts in tricks of sleight of hand, and had no mean acquaintance with what is called natural magic.
"The Myths of the New World" by Daniel G. Brinton
Hence their adept search for shining marks.
"A Book of Prefaces" by H. L. Mencken
She amused her, too, with Riflebury gossip, in which she was an adept.
"Six to Sixteen" by Juliana Horatia Ewing

In poetry:

The Moral: When stamps you're adept on
Of risks you are reckless, and yet
Beware! If your face is once stepped on,
That's the last stamp you're likely to get!
"How The Peaceful Aladdin Gave Way To His Madness" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Among the fountains and the trees
That fringed his garden's glowing border,
At sunset walked, and, in the breeze
With his disciples, took his ease
An Adept of the Holy Order.
"The Disciples" by Aleister Crowley
So, thus intent
On higher deeds and aims than earth supplies,
An adept in that true philosophy
Learnt only in Christ's school, he calmly went
Unto his Master and the Class above.
"Mr. John Warburton," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
So, Dick, adept, tuck back thy hair,
And I will pour into thy ear
Remarks which none did e'er disclose;
In smooth paced verse, or hobbling prose.
Attend, dear Dick, but don't reply,
And thou mayst prove as well as I.
"Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind. In Three Cantos. - Canto III." by Matthew Prior

In news:

Experience has made me pretty adept at discerning which parts of any given performance are composed and which are improvised.
Lifetime Movie Network's "The Devil's Teardrop" is an adept drama.
Lifetime Movie Network's "The Devil's Teardrop " is an adept drama.
Adept at playing pop, jazz or blues, he worked with such artists as Spike Jones, Lionel Hampton and Ry Cooder.
Her practice of taking time to write down her thankful list is helping her become adept at seeing things.
The rookie QB, who has become adept at selling fakes, is learning to make self-protection an option.
Few American designers are as adept as Sandy Dalal at giving clothes an edge without making men look foolish or self-conscious.
Through much of last year's campaign, Barack Obama enjoyed the acclaim of a politician who seemed adept at making himself all things to almost all people.
Experts say pimps adept at luring vulnerable teens.
Paul Stankard, arguably the world's preeminent glass artist, is as adept with his voice as he is with his hands.
"They're much more prepared to throw the football and more adept at reading coverages," Polian said.
The Richards Group of Dallas proves itself adept at milking new life out of a long-running concept with its latest ad for Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A.
Not since Poseidon or Aquaman has there been a more adept man of the sea.
These sheep appear to be very well adept at pissing people off.
American teens are adept at conducting scientific experiments, but only if they don't stray beyond the basics, according to assessment results released Tuesday by the National Center for Education Statistics.

In science:

The construction follows the ideas of, but since that paper is short on some details and may be a bit difficult to read for a new adept, we will provide a fairly detailed argument.
Average number of distinct part sizes in a random Carlitz composition
However, modeling the resulting diffraction pattern requires the use of numerical methods such as Fast Fourier Transforms (FFTs) which are not adept at accurately handling simultaneous high resolution in both the imaging and pupil planes(Brigham 2003).
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
Algorithms such as frequent episode discovery,, in particular, are adept at discovering patterns in neuronal spike train data using multi-electrode arrays (MEAs; shown in Fig. 1).
Accelerator-Oriented Algorithm Transformation for Temporal Data Mining
We do not consider the surveys to be conducted with the South African SKA Precursor Telescope (MeerKAT, Jonas 2009) as the parameter space probed by MeerKAT is towards much deeper and narrower surveys which are more adept to studying galaxy formation and evolution.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
Feynman divined that a quantum simulator — a special-purpose "analog" processor built using quantum particles (qubits) — would be inherently adept at such problems [4, 5].
Engineered 2D Ising interactions on a trapped-ion quantum simulator with hundreds of spins
This plot reiterates the fact that massive, large radii planetesimal belts are the most adept at scattering material inwards.
Scattering of small bodies by planets: a potential origin for exozodiacal dust ?
Strong lensing is particularly adept in testing the overall geometry of the Universe12,13 .
TASI Lectures on Dark Matter
These new experiments will be adept at probing a variety of astrophysical puzzles, including the origin of the highest energy cosmic rays, and possibly related, the inner workings of active galactic nuclei, gamma-ray bursts and other astrophysical accelerators.
High-Energy Neutrino Astronomy: Opportunities For Particle Physics
Such departures from the demand law, if correctly interpreted, does not cause any problem neither for adepts nor for beginners.
Quantum Game Theory in Finance
While physicists have been adept in modelling the interaction among agents but have operated with languages represented only by numbers or bit-strings, computational linguists offer elaborate grammar models.
Birth, survival and death of languages by Monte Carlo simulation
The experimental values have shifted a good deal from year to year, providing theorists with a moving target which they have been quite adept at following.
Moriond QCD 2007 - Theory Summary
In space, JWST will have achieved first light, NASA will have selected the Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM) pro ject from current mission concepts (SNAP, ADEPT, Destiny), and ESA will have selected a Cosmic Visions pro ject from current candidates (such as Euclid).
The Science Case for PILOT I: Summary and Overview
However, because each annotator has a different skill level, we should give more credence to the labels of the more adept users in deciding on a label.
Active Learning to Overcome Sample Selection Bias: Application to Photometric Variable Star Classification
In the active learning paper of Donmez et al. (2009), a novel, yet simple method called IEThresh was introduced to filter out the less-adept users in crowdsourcing labels.
Active Learning to Overcome Sample Selection Bias: Application to Photometric Variable Star Classification
Consequently, some process modeling languages urge for structured modeling, e.g., Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) and ADEPT.
Maximal Structuring of Acyclic Process Models