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external degree a college or university diploma awarded to a nonmatriculated student who has earned credit through work experience, nonacademic training, independent study, or the passing of proficiency examinations.
late bloomer one who achieves maturity, proficiency, or the like at a more advanced age than is considered normal or usual.
letterman a male student who has earned a letter for proficiency in a sport.
musicianship proficiency, knowledge, or artistic sensitivity in playing, singing, or conducting music.
open admissions the policy of admitting any student who desires to attend a university, regardless of proficiency.
practiced having experience or proficiency. [1/2 definitions]
stickwork the use of a stick or sticks, or proficiency at such use, in an activity such as hockey or drum playing.
techie (informal) someone with an avid interest and high degree of proficiency in a technical field, esp. electronic and computer technology. [1/2 definitions]
train to undergo or provide others with discipline or instruction in order to develop skills or attain proficiency. [1/12 definitions]