noun \-pə-tən(t)-sē\

: an ability or skill

plural com·pe·ten·cies

Full Definition of COMPETENCY

Examples of COMPETENCY

  1. Critics have questioned the director's competency.
  2. <she's proved that she has the competency to run a major company>

First Known Use of COMPETENCY



noun \-ən-sē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural com·pe·ten·cies

Medical Definition of COMPETENCY


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