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Competence

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Noun

1. competence, competency

the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Competence

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noun
1. 
the condition of being capable; ability
2. 
a sufficient income to live on
3. 
the state of being legally competent or qualified
4. embryology
the ability of embryonic tissues to react to external conditions in a way that influences subsequent development
5. linguistics
(in transformational grammar) the form of the human language faculty, independent of its psychological embodiment in actual human beings
Compare performance (sense 7), langue, parole (sense 5)

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Competence

see synonyms of competence
noun
1. 
sufficient means for one's needs
2. 
condition or quality of being competent; ability; fitness; specif., legal capability, power, or jurisdiction

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Competence

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n.
1.
a. The ability to do something well or efficiently.
b. A range of skill or ability: a task beyond his competence.
c. A specific ability or skill: a surprising competence in dealing with animals.
2. Law The quality or condition of being legally qualified or fit to perform an act.
3. Microbiology The ability of bacteria to be genetically transformable.
4. Medicine The ability to respond immunologically to bacteria, viruses, or other antigenic agents.
5. Linguistics The knowledge that enables one to speak and understand a language.
6. Sufficient means for a comfortable existence.

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