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competence

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noun com·pe·tence \ˈkäm-pə-tən(t)s\

Simple Definition of competence

  • : the ability to do something well : the quality or state of being competent

Full Definition of competence

  1. 1 :  a sufficiency of means for the necessities and conveniences of life <provided his family with a comfortable competence — Rex Ingamells>

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being competent: as a :  the properties of an embryonic field that enable it to respond in a characteristic manner to an organizer b :  readiness of bacteria to undergo genetic transformation

  3. 3 :  the knowledge that enables a person to speak and understand a language — compare performance 6


COMPETENCE Defined for Kids

competence

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noun com·pe·tence \ˈkäm-pə-təns\

Definition of competence

  1. :  the quality or state of being capable




Medical Dictionary

competence

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noun com·pe·tence \ˈkäm-pət-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of competence

  1. :  the quality or state of being functionally adequate <drugs that improve the competence of a failing heart>: asa:  the properties of an embryonic field that enable it to respond in a characteristic manner to an organizerb:  readiness of bacteria to undergo genetic transformation





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