Meaning: An adjective, adept means skilled or having a natural ability to do something that requires skill. It is usually followed by at. As a noun, it corresponds to an expert or a proficient person.
Origin: The term adept is derived from Latin adeptus meaning achieved. Adeptus is the past participle of adipisci which means 'obtain, attain. The word has been in use in English since the mid-17th Century.
Usage: He is adept at keeping his private life out of the media. He is an adept pianist.
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