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competency

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noun com·pe·ten·cy \-pə-tən(t)-sē\

Simple Definition of competency

  • : an ability or skill

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of competency

plural competencies

Examples of competency in a sentence

  1. Critics have questioned the director's competency.

  2. <she's proved that she has the competency to run a major company>



1596

First Known Use of competency

1596


Medical Dictionary

competency

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noun com·pe·ten·cy \-ən-sē\

Medical Definition of competency

plural competencies




Law Dictionary

competency

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noun com·pe·ten·cy \ˈkäm-pə-tən-sē\

Legal Definition of competency

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being mentally competent — compare capacity, incompetence, insanity

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being legally qualified or adequate <the competency, quantum and legal effect of evidence — State v. Scoggin, 72 S.E.2d 54 (1952)>





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